The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 May 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.

IBM Mainframe
UK / England
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 576 573
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 22 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 30
Median daily rate £368 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.07% -25.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £227 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £513 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £401
% change year-on-year +15.38% -18.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year -13.15% -  

IBM 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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13707 16611 16363
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.22% 33.12% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8930 11038 10297
Median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 507 615
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +30.08% +24.32%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in England over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
North West +24 9 £380 +7.04%
London +37 6 £325 +48.40% 3
South East +33 6 £375 -28.57% 1
Yorkshire +19 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 England region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 33 (100.00%) IBM
1 33 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (39.39%) DB2
3 11 (33.33%) COBOL
4 10 (30.30%) JCL
4 10 (30.30%) Finance
5 9 (27.27%) Banking
6 8 (24.24%) SQL
6 8 (24.24%) Unix
7 7 (21.21%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.21%) Migration
7 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
8 5 (15.15%) CICS
8 5 (15.15%) Windows
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.15%) R
9 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
9 4 (12.12%) zOS
10 3 (9.09%) DataStage
10 3 (9.09%) Tivoli
10 3 (9.09%) Tivoli NetView
10 3 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (9.09%) Lotus
10 3 (9.09%) OS/390
10 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
10 3 (9.09%) Linux
10 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 5 (15.15%) CICS
2 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.06%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) DB2
2 3 (9.09%) DataStage
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.06%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) IDMS
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) ChangeMan
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Front Office
3 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Asset Management Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Data Scientist
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Ajax
2 1 (3.03%) ISPF
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.09%) AS400
2 3 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
2 3 (9.09%) VSAM
3 2 (6.06%) Blog
3 2 (6.06%) Cloud Native
3 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) Tandem
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Unix
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) zOS
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (9.09%) OS/390
5 1 (3.03%) HPUX
5 1 (3.03%) MVS
5 1 (3.03%) NetWare
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Migration
1 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.09%) Line Management
3 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 3 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (6.06%) Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.06%) Data Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) Data Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) IT Strategy
4 2 (6.06%) Machine Learning
4 2 (6.06%) Sentiment Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) COBOL
2 10 (30.30%) JCL
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) R
6 2 (6.06%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) Scala
7 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
1 3 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (6.06%) RACF
3 1 (3.03%) ACF2
3 1 (3.03%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (6.06%) Terraform
2 2 (6.06%) zSecure
3 1 (3.03%) CA Endevor
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Lotus
4 2 (6.06%) CA
4 2 (6.06%) RapidMiner
4 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Intel
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) Teradata
5 1 (3.03%) VMware