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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 293 307 323
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 455 386 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 2.15% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 191 190
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £320 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £545 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 11
Median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £12.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £37.20 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%

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
17832 17935 17416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.24% 31.96% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11535 11197 10680
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 679 704
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +56 385 £425 +2.22% 21
North West +15 87 £456 +13.29% 5
London +5 85 £485 +14.11% 7
North East -26 51 £265 -36.90% 1
Scotland -17 49 £475 +26.66% 2
Tyne and Wear -30 49 £264 -37.14% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 47 £262 -37.61% 1
Edinburgh -11 39 £475 +11.76%
Manchester +13 37 £475 +4.68% 1
East of England +44 33 £373 +20.16%
South East +3 33 £425 +7.93% 5
Cheshire +20 28 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +13 28 £442 +9.81%
South West +21 26 £300 -47.82% 1
West Yorkshire +3 22 £417 +10.46%
Essex +26 17 £255 -20.31%
West Midlands -22 17 £475 +22.58%
Lancashire -16 16 £353 -14.44% 1
East Midlands -3 15 £350 -10.54% 2
Warrington - 15 £475 -
Warwickshire -12 14 £475 +11.76%
City of London +37 13 £460 +8.23% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 12 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 12 £425 -
Warwick -10 11 £475 +11.76%
Cambridge - 10 £425 -
Milton Keynes +2 9 - - 1
Nottingham +2 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £288 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 288 (36.83%) Finance
2 199 (25.45%) Windows
3 171 (21.87%) IBM
4 168 (21.48%) Unix
5 164 (20.97%) Banking
6 151 (19.31%) DB2
7 141 (18.03%) Oracle
8 133 (17.01%) SQL
9 126 (16.11%) zOS
10 124 (15.86%) Linux
11 118 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
12 107 (13.68%) Migration
13 104 (13.30%) CA
14 101 (12.92%) COBOL
15 95 (12.15%) ITIL
16 92 (11.76%) Service Management
17 91 (11.64%) AIX
18 85 (10.87%) JCL
19 79 (10.10%) Project Management
20 76 (9.72%) CICS
21 74 (9.46%) Security Cleared
22 73 (9.34%) Active Directory
23 72 (9.21%) Java
24 71 (9.08%) Management Information System
25 65 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
26 61 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
26 61 (7.80%) Data Centre
27 57 (7.29%) SC Cleared
27 57 (7.29%) Retail
27 57 (7.29%) Solaris

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 76 (9.72%) CICS
2 50 (6.39%) WebSphere
3 19 (2.43%) SAS
4 13 (1.66%) Tuxedo
4 13 (1.66%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.53%) JBoss
6 11 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.77%) Apache
8 5 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.51%) IIS
10 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.26%) FileNet
11 2 (0.26%) PowerExchange
11 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) AquaLogic
12 1 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 21 (2.69%) MS Office
2 17 (2.17%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) BASE24
2 2 (0.26%) assyst
2 2 (0.26%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.38%) Office 365
2 2 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) GitHub
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.09%) DHCP
1 32 (4.09%) FTP
2 28 (3.58%) TCP/IP
3 26 (3.32%) Firewall
4 9 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (1.15%) LDAP
5 8 (1.02%) ATM
6 7 (0.90%) SAN
7 6 (0.77%) HTTP
7 6 (0.77%) Internet
7 6 (0.77%) LAN
8 5 (0.64%) Wireless
9 4 (0.51%) MPLS
9 4 (0.51%) NAS
9 4 (0.51%) VPN
9 4 (0.51%) WAN
9 4 (0.51%) WebEx
10 3 (0.38%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.38%) Network Security
10 3 (0.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (19.31%) DB2
2 38 (4.86%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (0.90%) Adabas
8 7 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.77%) MS Access
10 5 (0.64%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.64%) Ingres
10 5 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.51%) Big Data
11 4 (0.51%) DataStage
11 4 (0.51%) OLTP
11 4 (0.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 4 (0.51%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 10 (1.28%) JIRA
2 9 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.15%) Subversion
3 8 (1.02%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.51%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.51%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.38%) ChangeMan
5 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.26%) CA Gen
6 2 (0.26%) ERwin
6 2 (0.26%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.26%) JMeter
6 2 (0.26%) JUnit
6 2 (0.26%) Maven
6 2 (0.26%) PVCS
6 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.26%) Toad
7 1 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
General
1 288 (36.83%) Finance
2 164 (20.97%) Banking
3 57 (7.29%) Retail
4 18 (2.30%) Marketing
5 16 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 12 (1.53%) Spanish Language
9 11 (1.41%) Law
10 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.90%) Front Office
13 6 (0.77%) Automotive
13 6 (0.77%) Back Office
14 5 (0.64%) Billing
15 4 (0.51%) Legal
16 3 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.13%) Advertising
17 1 (0.13%) Publishing
17 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (22.12%) Analyst
2 114 (14.58%) Architect
3 88 (11.25%) Developer
4 65 (8.31%) Mainframe Analyst
5 57 (7.29%) Operations Analyst
6 49 (6.27%) Project Manager
7 44 (5.63%) Consultant
8 42 (5.37%) Administrator
8 42 (5.37%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
9 37 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (4.60%) DBA
11 29 (3.71%) Mainframe Developer
12 23 (2.94%) Security Technician
12 23 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
13 22 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
14 20 (2.56%) Business Analyst
15 19 (2.43%) COBOL Developer
15 19 (2.43%) DB2 DBA
16 18 (2.30%) Delivery Manager
16 18 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.39%) Middleware
2 34 (4.35%) Web Services
3 30 (3.84%) ISPF
4 27 (3.45%) J2EE
5 23 (2.94%) .NET
6 15 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 15 (1.92%) XML
7 14 (1.79%) JSP
8 13 (1.66%) Servlets
8 13 (1.66%) Struts
9 11 (1.41%) JMS
9 11 (1.41%) SOAP
10 10 (1.28%) EJB
10 10 (1.28%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.15%) IBM Integration Bus
12 8 (1.02%) OAuth
12 8 (1.02%) WSDL
12 8 (1.02%) XSD
13 6 (0.77%) Flash
13 6 (0.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 118 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 71 (9.08%) Management Information System
3 61 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (7.80%) Data Centre
4 34 (4.35%) AS400
5 29 (3.71%) Tandem
6 17 (2.17%) iSeries
7 15 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.92%) VSAM
8 14 (1.79%) User Experience
9 11 (1.41%) Health Informatics
9 11 (1.41%) Informatics
10 10 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.28%) PKI
11 8 (1.02%) Clustering
11 8 (1.02%) PMI
12 7 (0.90%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.90%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 199 (25.45%) Windows
2 168 (21.48%) Unix
3 126 (16.11%) zOS
4 124 (15.86%) Linux
5 91 (11.64%) AIX
6 57 (7.29%) Solaris
7 47 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 37 (4.73%) HPUX
9 32 (4.09%) MVS
10 31 (3.96%) Windows Server
11 13 (1.66%) VME
12 12 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (1.15%) Windows NT
13 9 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.64%) OS/2
15 5 (0.64%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.26%) OS/390
18 1 (0.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (13.68%) Migration
2 95 (12.15%) ITIL
3 92 (11.76%) Service Management
4 79 (10.10%) Project Management
5 65 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (6.14%) Change Management
7 45 (5.75%) SDLC
7 45 (5.75%) Validation
8 42 (5.37%) Waterfall
9 40 (5.12%) Service Delivery
10 39 (4.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (4.60%) Unit Testing
12 30 (3.84%) Incident Management
13 29 (3.71%) PRINCE2
14 27 (3.45%) Problem Management
14 27 (3.45%) Risk Management
15 26 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (3.32%) SOA
16 25 (3.20%) Business Analysis
17 22 (2.81%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 133 (17.01%) SQL
2 101 (12.92%) COBOL
3 85 (10.87%) JCL
4 72 (9.21%) Java
5 34 (4.35%) REXX
6 23 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 19 (2.43%) Perl
7 19 (2.43%) Shell Script
8 18 (2.30%) VB
9 16 (2.05%) C
10 12 (1.53%) Assembly Language
11 11 (1.41%) C#
12 10 (1.28%) VBA
13 7 (0.90%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.90%) Ruby
14 6 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.64%) NATURAL
16 4 (0.51%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.38%) C++
18 2 (0.26%) RPG
Qualifications
1 74 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.29%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.81%) Degree
4 17 (2.17%) MCSE
4 17 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (1.66%) CCNA
6 13 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.53%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.41%) CCNP
8 11 (1.41%) MCP
9 9 (1.15%) MCDBA
10 8 (1.02%) CISSP
11 6 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.64%) AAT
12 5 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.64%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.51%) ISEB
13 4 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.73%) SLA
2 35 (4.48%) QA
3 6 (0.77%) ISO27002
3 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.51%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (9.34%) Active Directory
2 49 (6.27%) RACF
3 40 (5.12%) Time Sharing Option
4 35 (4.48%) ACF2
5 29 (3.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 18 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (1.02%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 8 (1.02%) vSphere
7 8 (1.02%) XenApp
8 7 (0.90%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.77%) Veritas File System
9 6 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.51%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.38%) XenServer
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.13%) Firmware
13 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 54 (6.91%) zSecure
2 40 (5.12%) Tivoli
3 22 (2.81%) Control-M
4 11 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (1.15%) OpenView
5 9 (1.15%) SCCM
6 7 (0.90%) CA Wily
6 7 (0.90%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (0.77%) CA Endevor
7 6 (0.77%) Nagios
7 6 (0.77%) TADDM
8 4 (0.51%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.38%) MOM
10 2 (0.26%) DameWare
10 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.26%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 171 (21.87%) IBM
2 141 (18.03%) Oracle
3 104 (13.30%) CA
4 54 (6.91%) Citrix
5 47 (6.01%) HP
6 32 (4.09%) EMC
6 32 (4.09%) VMware
7 31 (3.96%) SAP
8 28 (3.58%) Microsoft
9 18 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.79%) BMC
12 13 (1.66%) Remedy
13 12 (1.53%) Micro Focus
14 10 (1.28%) Cisco
15 9 (1.15%) Teradata
15 9 (1.15%) Unisys
16 8 (1.02%) Chordiant
16 8 (1.02%) Informatica
16 8 (1.02%) Sun
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