Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 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 of England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 135 153
Rank change year-on-year -45 +18 +9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 51 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.27% 1.13% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 3.65% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 39 18
East of England median daily rate £349 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +13.04% -15.44%
10th Percentile £265 £230 £226
90th Percentile £441 £435 £598
England median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
East of England median hourly rate - £45.25 £26.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.56% -33.23%
England median hourly rate £18.75 £45.00 £26.13
% change year-on-year -58.33% +72.25% -5.00%

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,593 1,397 1,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 33.42% 30.94% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 773 782
East of England median daily rate £413 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £206 £166 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 119 183
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +62.60% +3.11%
10th Percentile £10.46 £11.33 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.38 £47.50 £48.50
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the East of England

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the East of England

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in the East of England

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the East of England

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Norfolk - 7 £418 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -15 2 £338 -11.53%
Suffolk - 1 £285 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 of England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE
3 3 (23.08%) ISPF
3 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) AppDynamics
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Puppet
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) JCL
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) zOS
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) DB2
4 2 (15.38%) IIS
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) Terraform
4 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
5 1 (7.69%) GDPR
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce Manager
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Architect
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Expert
3 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) ISPF
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (15.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE
2 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
4 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) JCL
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Terraform
2 1 (7.69%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) AppDynamics
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle