Period
to 23 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mainframes
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 158 157
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.18% 0.100% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.30% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £435 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -15.53% +17.71%
10th Percentile £313 £376 £508
90th Percentile £431 £509 £523
South East median daily rate £350 £433 £450
% change year-on-year -19.08% -3.89% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,309 1,334 1,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 33.19% 33.20% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 624 672
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £208 £221 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 75 73
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.06 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.30% -18.92% -5.13%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.10 £38.00 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.16
% change year-on-year +81.39% -8.79% +16.72%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Berkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Berkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Berkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Berkshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -13 4 £450 +2.86%
Slough - 1 £375 -
Mainframe
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 3 (42.86%) COBOL
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) MVS
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) VME
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (14.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Due Diligence
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Business Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (28.57%) DB2 Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Database Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) AIX
1 2 (28.57%) MVS
1 2 (28.57%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Due Diligence
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) COBOL
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JCL
3 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) ICL
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) SAP