The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £325
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 Birmingham with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 187 263 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 30.96% 31.96% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 189 140
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £14.22 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.16% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £11.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £31.25 £26.50
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 Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Birmingham

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Birmingham

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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 4 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) E-business
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Informix
3 1 (25.00%) RUP
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Cognos
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) Informatica
3 1 (25.00%) JCL

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (25.00%) CICS
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mart
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Informix
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QC Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Teradata Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Development
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) RUP
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Informatica
1 1 (25.00%) Netezza
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Teradata