The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

IBM Mainframe
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 93 94
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.066% 0.24% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.85% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £445
% change year-on-year +3.33% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year +55.84% -  

IBM 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 the East Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 367 470 439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 24.26% 28.52% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 325 239
Median daily rate £350 £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -8.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 27
Median hourly rate £28.13 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.62% +48.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the East Midlands

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the East Midlands

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) DataStage
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) ChangeMan
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DataStage
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO