Period
to 18 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 18 January 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 77 76
Rank change year-on-year -42 -1 +10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 32 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.74% 1.91% 2.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.25% 5.93% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 10
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 - £371
10th Percentile £207 - £295
90th Percentile £520 - £604
South East median daily rate £455 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +7.06% +6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 - £13.39
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 523 540 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.73% 32.16% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 285 343
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £192 £230 £250
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £392
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 30
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.28% +33.21% +7.60%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.92 £9.23
90th Percentile £54.88 £41.75 £41.09
South East median hourly rate £25.35 £20.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year +26.73% -9.60% +32.33%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Buckinghamshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Buckinghamshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Buckinghamshire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Buckinghamshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Milton Keynes -38 12 £400 -
Mainframe
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 10 (58.82%) DB2
2 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 7 (41.18%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) JCL
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) Banking
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) MAINVIEW
6 3 (17.65%) Remedy
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security
6 3 (17.65%) Database Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) ISPF
7 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
7 2 (11.76%) COBOL
7 2 (11.76%) CA Endevor
7 2 (11.76%) VSAM
7 2 (11.76%) VMware

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) CICS
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Base SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (17.65%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Mortgage Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) MVS Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
5 1 (5.88%) DB2 Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Support
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) MVS
1 2 (11.76%) Solaris
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Database Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Coaching
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JCL
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) COBOL
3 2 (11.76%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PMO
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) MAINVIEW
2 2 (11.76%) CA Endevor
2 2 (11.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Remedy
3 2 (11.76%) BMC
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft