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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 121 103
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.085% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.29% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £411
% change year-on-year - -2.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

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 511 699 735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.22% 29.66% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 380 348
Median daily rate £401 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £25.80 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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 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 3 months to 24 June 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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (50.00%) COBOL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITSM
1 3 (50.00%) Teradata
1 3 (50.00%) Ab Initio
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) ITSM
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) COBOL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Ab Initio
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (50.00%) Teradata
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) VMware