The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK
Rank 389 355 371
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 201 285 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 1.68% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 155 131
Median daily rate £425 £430 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £606 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Median hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.75% -26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.51 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.50 £29.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £29.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -26.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14592 16949 16457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.75% 32.69% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9357 10958 10163
Median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 634 680
Median hourly rate £19.95 £21.50 £18.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +17.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe within the UK.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe within the UK.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 177 £425 -1.16% 29
London -9 42 £513 -2.38% 12
East of England +13 28 £335 +3.87%
South East +2 28 £411 -6.00% 1
Essex +20 25 £335 +38.42%
North West -10 22 £500 +17.64% 6
East Midlands +1 21 £381 +52.50% 4
Scotland +25 16 £413 +3.12% 2
Yorkshire +20 10 £425 -1.16% 2
West Midlands +17 10 £413 -
Nottinghamshire +15 10 £375 - 4
West Yorkshire +15 10 £425 -5.45% 1
Nottingham +9 10 £375 - 2
Northamptonshire +5 10 £401 +7.00%
Edinburgh +15 9 £420 +5.00% 2
Hampshire +15 9 £300 -14.28%
Northampton 0 9 £403 +7.33%
City of London +9 8 £558 +23.88% 2
Manchester -4 8 £465 +16.25%
Leeds +15 7 £410 +26.15%
Lancashire +6 7 £500 +24.84%
Tyne and Wear -12 7 £375 +15.83%
North East -14 7 £375 +15.83%
East Sussex +10 6 £425 +112.50%
South West +1 6 £375 +3.44% 4
Portsmouth - 6 £388 -
Berkshire +18 5 £225 -60.86%
Preston - 5 £500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £500 -
Hove - 5 £414 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 141 (31.54%) Finance
2 120 (26.85%) IBM
3 107 (23.94%) Unix
4 105 (23.49%) Windows
5 104 (23.27%) Banking
6 103 (23.04%) SQL
7 89 (19.91%) DB2
7 89 (19.91%) Linux
8 77 (17.23%) Oracle
9 73 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
10 72 (16.11%) Java
11 70 (15.66%) Migration
12 65 (14.54%) AIX
13 59 (13.20%) COBOL
13 59 (13.20%) zOS
14 58 (12.98%) Solaris
15 55 (12.30%) Data Centre
16 51 (11.41%) IBM Mainframe
17 50 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (10.29%) Middleware
19 44 (9.84%) CA
20 42 (9.40%) ITIL
20 42 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
21 41 (9.17%) Microsoft
22 40 (8.95%) JCL
23 39 (8.72%) CICS
24 36 (8.05%) Project Management
25 34 (7.61%) Shell Script
25 34 (7.61%) Analytics
26 31 (6.94%) SAN

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (8.72%) CICS
2 18 (4.03%) SAS
3 13 (2.91%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.01%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.34%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.12%) IIS
7 4 (0.89%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.89%) Mule
7 4 (0.89%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.67%) CMS
9 2 (0.45%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.45%) Apache
9 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.45%) GemFire
9 2 (0.45%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (4.70%) MS Excel
1 21 (4.70%) MS Office
2 6 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.67%) MS Project
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Staffware
1 4 (0.89%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (0.67%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (0.67%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) BASE24
4 1 (0.22%) Maximo
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.34%) SaaS
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.45%) Bluemix
3 2 (0.45%) GitHub
3 2 (0.45%) IaaS
3 2 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.94%) SAN
2 17 (3.80%) FTP
3 16 (3.58%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.58%) WAN
4 15 (3.36%) LAN
5 10 (2.24%) Firewall
6 7 (1.57%) MPLS
7 6 (1.34%) ATM
7 6 (1.34%) VPN
8 5 (1.12%) DNS
8 5 (1.12%) LDAP
9 4 (0.89%) SSL
10 3 (0.67%) Network Security
10 3 (0.67%) X.25
11 2 (0.45%) APPN
11 2 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.45%) SNA
11 2 (0.45%) VLAN
12 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (19.91%) DB2
2 27 (6.04%) Hadoop
3 26 (5.82%) SQL Server
4 24 (5.37%) Big Data
5 16 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.68%) Adabas
7 10 (2.24%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.12%) DataStage
10 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.12%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.89%) Ingres
12 2 (0.45%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.45%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 11 (2.46%) JMeter
2 8 (1.79%) SoapUI
3 6 (1.34%) HP UFT
3 6 (1.34%) PVCS
3 6 (1.34%) Selenium
4 5 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.89%) JBehave
5 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.89%) Maven
5 4 (0.89%) Toad
6 3 (0.67%) ChangeMan
6 3 (0.67%) ERwin
6 3 (0.67%) JIRA
6 3 (0.67%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.45%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.45%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.45%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 141 (31.54%) Finance
2 104 (23.27%) Banking
3 22 (4.92%) Retail
4 21 (4.70%) Law
5 13 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.46%) Marketing
7 9 (2.01%) Automotive
7 9 (2.01%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.34%) Billing
10 5 (1.12%) Back Office
10 5 (1.12%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.89%) Legal
12 3 (0.67%) Electronics
13 2 (0.45%) French Language
14 1 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 79 (17.67%) Developer
2 75 (16.78%) Analyst
3 68 (15.21%) Architect
4 31 (6.94%) Project Manager
5 22 (4.92%) Consultant
6 19 (4.25%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (3.80%) Migration Architect
8 16 (3.58%) Business Analyst
9 15 (3.36%) Support Engineer
9 15 (3.36%) Technical Architect
10 14 (3.13%) COBOL Developer
10 14 (3.13%) Mainframe Developer
11 13 (2.91%) Administrator
12 12 (2.68%) ETL Developer
12 12 (2.68%) Programmer
13 11 (2.46%) Data Architect
13 11 (2.46%) Informatica Developer
13 11 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.46%) Test Analyst
14 10 (2.24%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.29%) Middleware
2 23 (5.15%) .NET
3 21 (4.70%) J2EE
4 15 (3.36%) SOAP
5 14 (3.13%) ISPF
5 14 (3.13%) XML
6 12 (2.68%) Web Services
7 9 (2.01%) JSON
7 9 (2.01%) REST
7 9 (2.01%) XML Schema
8 8 (1.79%) HTML
9 7 (1.57%) JSP
9 7 (1.57%) Servlets
9 7 (1.57%) XSLT
10 5 (1.12%) HTML5
10 5 (1.12%) JMS
10 5 (1.12%) Spring
11 4 (0.89%) OAuth
11 4 (0.89%) SAML
12 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 51 (11.41%) IBM Mainframe
3 42 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.47%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.58%) iPad
6 15 (3.36%) iSeries
7 14 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
7 14 (3.13%) EMC VNX
7 14 (3.13%) Tandem
8 10 (2.24%) Mathematics
9 9 (2.01%) VSAM
10 8 (1.79%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.57%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.34%) Credit Risk
13 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.89%) AS400
14 4 (0.89%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.67%) Clustering
15 3 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 107 (23.94%) Unix
2 105 (23.49%) Windows
3 89 (19.91%) Linux
4 65 (14.54%) AIX
5 59 (13.20%) zOS
6 58 (12.98%) Solaris
7 23 (5.15%) MVS
8 21 (4.70%) HPUX
9 15 (3.36%) Windows Server
10 13 (2.91%) VME
11 11 (2.46%) Windows Vista
12 9 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.12%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.45%) OS/2
16 2 (0.45%) OS/390
16 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.66%) Migration
3 50 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (9.40%) ITIL
5 36 (8.05%) Project Management
6 34 (7.61%) Analytics
7 30 (6.71%) CRM
8 28 (6.26%) DevOps
9 26 (5.82%) Data Modelling
9 26 (5.82%) Service Management
10 24 (5.37%) ETL
10 24 (5.37%) Functional Testing
10 24 (5.37%) Waterfall
11 21 (4.70%) Data Analytics
11 21 (4.70%) Unit Testing
12 20 (4.47%) Data Analysis
12 20 (4.47%) E-Commerce
13 19 (4.25%) Business Analysis
14 18 (4.03%) SDLC
15 17 (3.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 103 (23.04%) SQL
2 72 (16.11%) Java
3 59 (13.20%) COBOL
4 40 (8.95%) JCL
5 34 (7.61%) Shell Script
6 25 (5.59%) PL/SQL
7 24 (5.37%) Perl
8 18 (4.03%) VB
9 15 (3.36%) C
10 14 (3.13%) C#
11 10 (2.24%) C++
11 10 (2.24%) R
12 8 (1.79%) NATURAL
13 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.34%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.34%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.12%) Python
15 5 (1.12%) REXX
16 3 (0.67%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (6.26%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.92%) Degree
3 21 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.57%) CISSP
6 5 (1.12%) CISM
6 5 (1.12%) SSCP
7 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.89%) ISEB
8 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.45%) ACCA
9 2 (0.45%) CCIE
9 2 (0.45%) CCNP
9 2 (0.45%) CIMA
9 2 (0.45%) CISA
9 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.22%) CCDP
10 1 (0.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.94%) QA
2 11 (2.46%) SLA
3 4 (0.89%) Basel II
3 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.45%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 16 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.36%) Time Sharing Option
5 12 (2.68%) RACF
6 10 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.79%) ACF2
8 5 (1.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 3 (0.67%) XenApp
9 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.45%) Docker
11 1 (0.22%) GPFS
11 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.22%) zsh
Systems Management
1 28 (6.26%) Tivoli
2 19 (4.25%) OMEGAMON
3 15 (3.36%) CA Endevor
3 15 (3.36%) CA Service Virtualization
4 13 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (2.68%) Control-M
6 10 (2.24%) SCCM
7 7 (1.57%) zSecure
8 6 (1.34%) IBM BigFix
8 6 (1.34%) Netcool
8 6 (1.34%) SCOM
8 6 (1.34%) Tivoli NetView
9 5 (1.12%) CA Wily
9 5 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.89%) CloudHub
10 4 (0.89%) Puppet
11 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.22%) Ansible
12 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
12 1 (0.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 120 (26.85%) IBM
2 77 (17.23%) Oracle
3 44 (9.84%) CA
4 41 (9.17%) Microsoft
5 25 (5.59%) Informatica
6 22 (4.92%) Cisco
7 19 (4.25%) VMware
8 18 (4.03%) NetApp
9 16 (3.58%) EMC
9 16 (3.58%) Splunk
10 15 (3.36%) HP
10 15 (3.36%) Syncsort
11 14 (3.13%) SAP
12 13 (2.91%) IBM Sterling
13 11 (2.46%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.01%) Unisys
15 8 (1.79%) Pega
16 7 (1.57%) Fujitsu
16 7 (1.57%) Remedy
16 7 (1.57%) Software AG
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £430 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago