Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 148 157
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 +11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.12% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 1.90% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 8
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £515 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +19.42% -4.17%
10th Percentile £389 £508 £375
90th Percentile £600 £523 £479
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +5.56% +16.13% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
South East median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50

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 1319 1260 1473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 32.35% 29.40% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 632 805
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £221 £225 £210
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 71 63
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £19.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% -1.88% +12.68%
10th Percentile £10.44 £12.25 £11.99
90th Percentile £38.00 £48.75 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +21.44% +15.66%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -7 3 £550 +6.80%
Bracknell - 1 - -
Mainframe
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Adabas
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) CICS

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 (20.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Adabas
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JCL
1 1 (20.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) EMC