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 3 months to 30 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 90 92
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.19% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 2.20% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £400 £331 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.75% +3.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £403 £401
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +15.38% +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 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 402 455 523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 25.24% 28.42% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 300 287
Median daily rate £375 £331 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.20% -11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £477 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 25
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +48.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

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 Mainframe in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the East Midlands

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 Mainframe in the East Midlands.

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 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
Nottinghamshire +2 2 - - 1
Northamptonshire +2 1 £400 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) QA
3 9 (33.33%) Web Services
4 8 (29.63%) DB2
4 8 (29.63%) SOAP
4 8 (29.63%) JMeter
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) Banking
4 8 (29.63%) JSON
4 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
4 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
4 8 (29.63%) Analytics
4 8 (29.63%) User Stories
4 8 (29.63%) API Testing
5 7 (25.93%) Time Management
5 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.81%) COBOL
8 3 (11.11%) Selenium
8 3 (11.11%) C
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) JCL
8 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing

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 (3.70%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) DataStage
2 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) JMeter
1 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
2 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) ChangeMan
General
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) QA Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) QA Leader
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) DB2 Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Informatica Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Payments Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Payments Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Test Programme Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.70%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) JSON
2 8 (29.63%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (29.63%) Analytics
1 8 (29.63%) API Testing
1 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 8 (29.63%) User Stories
1 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
2 7 (25.93%) Automated Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Time Management
3 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
5 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 3 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
5 3 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Change Control
6 2 (7.41%) Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.41%) Programme Governance
6 2 (7.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) COBOL
3 3 (11.11%) C
3 3 (11.11%) JCL
4 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (40.74%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Informatica
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) Remedy
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Teradata
2 1 (3.70%) TIBCO