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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 107 90
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 1.69% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
Median daily rate £413 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £485 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £790
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.39% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+58.65% -34.17%

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
662 649 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.46% 27.59% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 361 349
Median daily rate £380 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 53
Median hourly rate £21.47 £15.85 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.42% -36.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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
Coventry - 2 £451 -
Shropshire +12 1 - -
Warwickshire -14 1 £450 -7.21%
Birmingham - 1 £413 -
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) CA
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
4 9 (26.47%) Oracle
5 8 (23.53%) COBOL
5 8 (23.53%) Unix
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) Java
6 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 6 (17.65%) Informatica
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.65%) webMethods
7 5 (14.71%) CRM
7 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
7 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.76%) Pega
8 4 (11.76%) RUP
8 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
8 4 (11.76%) J2EE
8 4 (11.76%) Perl
8 4 (11.76%) OO
9 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
9 3 (8.82%) MS Office
9 3 (8.82%) SAP
9 3 (8.82%) IBM
9 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
9 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
9 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling

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 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.88%) Data Mart
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) DB2
2 2 (5.88%) Informix
2 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Toad
2 1 (2.94%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Analyst
1 18 (52.94%) Mainframe Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
2 16 (47.06%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 5 (14.71%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (8.82%) COBOL Programmer
6 3 (8.82%) IT Support
6 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL Programmer
6 3 (8.82%) Programmer
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Programmer
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Unix
2 6 (17.65%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) VME
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) CRM
1 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
1 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
1 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
2 4 (11.76%) OO
2 4 (11.76%) RUP
3 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Project Management
3 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.82%) Ticket Management
4 2 (5.88%) Business Development
4 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.88%) Data Transformation
4 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 2 (5.88%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) COBOL
3 6 (17.65%) Java
3 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.76%) Perl
4 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Basel II
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) CA
2 9 (26.47%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) Informatica
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) webMethods
4 4 (11.76%) Pega
5 3 (8.82%) IBM
5 3 (8.82%) ICL
5 3 (8.82%) SAP
6 2 (5.88%) Cognos
6 2 (5.88%) Netezza
6 2 (5.88%) Teradata
7 1 (2.94%) BEA
7 1 (2.94%) HP