The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 126 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.05% 2.82% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Median daily rate £345 £485 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.81% +10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £415 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £485 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £92.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -71.96%
Mainframe
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
762 710 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.88% 27.78% 28.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 400 382
Median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £503 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 58
Median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the West Midlands region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the West Midlands region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Shropshire - 3 £316 -
Birmingham -4 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £451 -
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 31 (62.00%) Finance
2 29 (58.00%) CA
3 9 (18.00%) SQL
4 8 (16.00%) COBOL
4 8 (16.00%) Unix
5 7 (14.00%) Oracle
6 6 (12.00%) PL/SQL
6 6 (12.00%) Java
6 6 (12.00%) Windows
6 6 (12.00%) webMethods
6 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.00%) CICS
7 5 (10.00%) zOS
7 5 (10.00%) Process Improvement
7 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.00%) Pega
8 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (8.00%) Informatica
8 4 (8.00%) RUP
8 4 (8.00%) OO
8 4 (8.00%) Perl
8 4 (8.00%) J2EE
9 3 (6.00%) ICL
9 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (6.00%) DB2
9 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
9 3 (6.00%) MS Office
9 3 (6.00%) CRM

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (10.00%) CICS
2 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) SNA
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Toad
2 1 (2.00%) CA Gen
General
1 31 (62.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Analyst
1 31 (62.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 29 (58.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
2 29 (58.00%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (6.00%) COBOL Programmer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support
6 3 (6.00%) Mainframe Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL Programmer
6 3 (6.00%) Programmer
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Programmer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Technician
7 2 (4.00%) z/OS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) J2EE
2 2 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Unix
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) zOS
4 3 (6.00%) VME
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Process Improvement
1 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
1 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (8.00%) OO
2 4 (8.00%) RUP
3 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (6.00%) CRM
3 3 (6.00%) Ticket Management
4 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.00%) Migration
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.00%) Time Management
5 1 (2.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) COBOL
3 6 (12.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.00%) Perl
4 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) ISEB
1 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) RACF
3 1 (2.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) CA
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) webMethods
4 4 (8.00%) Informatica
4 4 (8.00%) Pega
5 3 (6.00%) ICL
6 1 (2.00%) BEA
6 1 (2.00%) IBM