Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 150 171
Rank change year-on-year -15 +21 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.13% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.40% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Berkshire median daily rate £574 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.28% -19.44% -2.70%
10th Percentile £417 £239 £425
90th Percentile £631 £496 £513
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +17.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 - -

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 1,421 1,239 1,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 35.87% 32.01% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 552 745
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £560
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 62
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -28.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.53 £31.25 £34.50
South East median hourly rate £30.50 £18.18 £23.00
% change year-on-year +67.77% -20.96% +35.29%

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 August 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 18 August 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 -4 3 £588 +17.50% 2
Slough - 2 £468 -
Mainframe
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Due Diligence
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Prism
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Delivery

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 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce Solution Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Robotics
2 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (20.00%) Due Diligence
2 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Prism
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (20.00%) Unisys