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 3 months to 23 April 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 56 83
Rank change year-on-year -21 +27  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.65% 2.33% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 7.84% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £395 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +17.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £288 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £406 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £411 £408
% change year-on-year -2.73% +0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +48.07% +18.72%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 337 319 442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 31.38% 29.79% 34.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 168 190
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.05 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.17% +29.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £14.12 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £36.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +29.72%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Milton Keynes -14 5 £395 +1.93%
Mainframe
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
4 1 (11.11%) Spanish Language
4 1 (11.11%) COBOL
4 1 (11.11%) Staffware
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) JCL
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP

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 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) CICS Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) SOA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) HPUX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) MVS
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows NT
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Microservices
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
2 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) ILOG
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy