Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 113 120
Rank change year-on-year -26 +7 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.38% 0.74% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 2.67% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 10
East Midlands median daily rate £406 £325 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -1.14% -34.25%
10th Percentile £363 £243 £250
90th Percentile £531 £418 £480
England median daily rate £425 £439 £420
% change year-on-year -3.13% +4.46% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £12.50
England median hourly rate £30.50 £28.50 £31.30
% change year-on-year +7.02% -8.95% +9.82%

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 835 898 953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 26.36% 27.85% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 582 515
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £201 £219 £208
90th Percentile £523 £575 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 55
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £16.05 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.50% +14.61% -
10th Percentile £10.46 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £21.78 £23.45
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.69%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage 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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. 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
Nottinghamshire -1 8 £456 +40.38%
Northamptonshire +3 3 £381 +27.08%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) SOAP
4 4 (33.33%) JSON
4 4 (33.33%) JMeter
4 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 4 (33.33%) API Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Microservices
5 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) C
6 2 (16.67%) Middleware
6 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) Programme Governance
7 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) Change Control
7 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (8.33%) R

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 (8.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DataStage
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JMeter
1 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) ChangeMan
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (25.00%) QA Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Banking Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) API Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Microservices
4 3 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Governance
6 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C
3 1 (8.33%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy
1 1 (8.33%) TIBCO