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 3 months to 26 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 of England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 122 108
Rank change year-on-year +17 -14  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 18 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 0.16% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.51% 0.55% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 15
Median daily rate £330 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.11% -2.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £378 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £411 £408
% change year-on-year -2.73% +0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £26.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +19.23% +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 of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 716 728 753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 33.74% 28.25% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 393 429
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 59 63
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.75 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.07 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.82
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.24%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 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
Essex +1 15 £330 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 of England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 22 (62.86%) Oracle
2 17 (48.57%) CRM
2 17 (48.57%) Data Analysis
2 17 (48.57%) Hadoop
2 17 (48.57%) Analytics
2 17 (48.57%) Customer Analytics
3 16 (45.71%) Data Analytics
3 16 (45.71%) SQL
4 14 (40.00%) DB2
5 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
5 13 (37.14%) Business Analysis
6 12 (34.29%) Windows Vista
6 12 (34.29%) Windows
7 9 (25.71%) Campaign Management
7 9 (25.71%) Use Case
8 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
8 8 (22.86%) Degree
8 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (22.86%) Data Structures
8 8 (22.86%) OO
8 8 (22.86%) J2EE
9 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (20.00%) XML
10 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (17.14%) VME
10 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
10 6 (17.14%) Big Data
10 6 (17.14%) DevOps

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 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
1 5 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) Hadoop
2 14 (40.00%) DB2
3 6 (17.14%) Big Data
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.86%) Adabas
5 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.86%) DataStage
5 1 (2.86%) Essbase
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) PVCS
General
1 6 (17.14%) Automotive
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Business Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Data Business Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Data Insight Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Insight Analyst
3 11 (31.43%) Insight Data Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) Architect
5 7 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 7 (20.00%) Senior Insight Analyst
6 6 (17.14%) Technical Architect
7 5 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
7 5 (14.29%) CRM Business Analyst
7 5 (14.29%) Security Officer
8 4 (11.43%) Big Data Analyst
8 4 (11.43%) Consultant
8 4 (11.43%) Digital Architect
8 4 (11.43%) Digital Technical Architect
8 4 (11.43%) IT Security Officer
8 4 (11.43%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) J2EE
2 7 (20.00%) XML
3 6 (17.14%) JSP
3 6 (17.14%) Servlets
3 6 (17.14%) XML Schema
3 6 (17.14%) XSLT
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) Ajax
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Management Information System
2 8 (22.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
1 12 (34.29%) Windows Vista
2 6 (17.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) VME
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Analytics
1 17 (48.57%) CRM
1 17 (48.57%) Customer Analytics
1 17 (48.57%) Data Analysis
2 16 (45.71%) Data Analytics
3 13 (37.14%) Business Analysis
4 9 (25.71%) Campaign Management
4 9 (25.71%) Use Case
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.86%) Mathematics
5 8 (22.86%) OO
6 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (17.14%) DevOps
7 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
7 6 (17.14%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) UML
8 5 (14.29%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) C++
3 2 (5.71%) COBOL
3 2 (5.71%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) JCL
4 1 (2.86%) NATURAL
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) CISM
2 5 (14.29%) CISSP
2 5 (14.29%) SSCP
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) Lotus
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Teradata