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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
South East / Berkshire
Rank 97 123 128
Rank change year-on-year +26 +5  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £225 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +24.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -51.26%  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 548 645 752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 29.59% 26.32% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 337 369
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 36
Median hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.27% +68.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.27 £63.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Bracknell - 2 - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 16 (76.19%) Unix
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
1 16 (76.19%) IBM
1 16 (76.19%) SAN
2 15 (71.43%) NetApp
2 15 (71.43%) EMC
2 15 (71.43%) AIX
2 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 14 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 14 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco
3 14 (66.67%) Solaris
3 14 (66.67%) EMC VNX
3 14 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
4 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 12 (57.14%) Law
5 9 (42.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) DB2
7 3 (14.29%) SAP
7 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
7 3 (14.29%) Service Management
7 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
8 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.52%) Big Data
8 2 (9.52%) QA

Mainframe
Top Related 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (57.14%) Law
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Storage Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Storage Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) EMC VMAX
1 14 (66.67%) EMC VNX
1 14 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) AS400
4 1 (4.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Unix
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) AIX
2 15 (71.43%) Linux
3 14 (66.67%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) ETL
3 2 (9.52%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Data Deduplication
4 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.52%) COBOL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) IBM
2 15 (71.43%) EMC
2 15 (71.43%) NetApp
2 15 (71.43%) VMware
3 14 (66.67%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) SAP
4 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 2 (9.52%) Ab Initio
5 2 (9.52%) Teradata
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle