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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 6 months to 17 August 2022 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 86 86 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 -21 +50
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 5 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.51% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.86% 1.58% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
10th Percentile £357 £287 -
25th Percentile £431 £296 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £360 -
Median % change year-on-year +21.53% - -
75th Percentile £444 £437 -
90th Percentile £591 £449 -
England median daily rate £550 £477 £444
% change year-on-year +15.30% +7.49% +4.41%

Mainframe is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 377 316 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 27.62% 25.97% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 214 113
10th Percentile £194 £210 £160
25th Percentile £313 £313 £269
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £407 £350
Median % change year-on-year +13.78% +16.14% -12.50%
75th Percentile £558 £538 £438
90th Percentile £676 £635 £525
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 20
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.19 £12.29
25th Percentile £16.15 £13.00 £16.10
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £22.18
Median % change year-on-year +0.34% -21.08% +55.29%
75th Percentile £23.25 £22.50 £45.79
90th Percentile £30.00 £25.02 £49.55
England median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -12.73% +30.95%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Mainframe in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mainframe in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Mainframe in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Leicestershire -5 5 £438 +45.83%
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £725 +72.62%
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 5 (71.43%) Adabas
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) COBOL
3 2 (28.57%) Azure
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
4 1 (14.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Release Train
4 1 (14.29%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (14.29%) Product Backlog
4 1 (14.29%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (14.29%) AWS
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) MVS
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) PDM
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

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 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Adabas
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Documentation Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Automation Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Release Train Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Agile
3 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PDM
3 1 (14.29%) Product Backlog
3 1 (14.29%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Train
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM