Period
to 24 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 517 525 552
Rank change year-on-year +8 +27 -65
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 91 322 328
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 1.19% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 223 175
Median daily rate £525 £450 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +8.24%
10th Percentile £400 £319 £300
90th Percentile £675 £585 £620
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 £41.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.98% -6.82% +46.67%
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £41.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year -60.98% +103.73% -32.92%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14,074 26,977 30,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.64% 32.19% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,797 17,462 19,762
Median daily rate £475 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.39% +4.11%
10th Percentile £256 £285 £275
90th Percentile £700 £670 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 908 960
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.96 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.85% -4.75% +11.90%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.85 £51.25 £50.80
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year +34.15% -6.39% +9.50%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in England.

Daily rate trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mainframe in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in England.

Hourly rate trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mainframe in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Mainframe in England

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 Mainframe within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
South East +67 30 £500 +25.00% 6
London +100 25 £513 - 4
North of England +33 17 £650 +52.94% 4
South West +39 13 £588 +17.50% 1
North West +30 13 £588 +49.21% 4
Yorkshire +39 4 £650 +44.44%
Midlands +58 3 £413 +11.04%
East of England +18 3 £650 +26.83%
East Midlands +27 2 £400 +7.67%
West Midlands +69 1 £425 -
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 36 (39.56%) Finance
2 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.47%) Java
4 23 (25.27%) Unix
5 22 (24.18%) Oracle
6 21 (23.08%) Banking
7 20 (21.98%) Linux
8 17 (18.68%) DB2
8 17 (18.68%) DevOps
9 16 (17.58%) JIRA
10 15 (16.48%) Windows
10 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
10 15 (16.48%) C
11 14 (15.38%) SQL
11 14 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (14.29%) Migration
12 13 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (14.29%) Azure
12 13 (14.29%) IBM
12 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
13 12 (13.19%) Python
13 12 (13.19%) Web Services
13 12 (13.19%) AWS
13 12 (13.19%) Selenium
13 12 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
14 11 (12.09%) XML
14 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
14 11 (12.09%) LDAP

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 (5.49%) Tomcat
1 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.30%) SAS
3 2 (2.20%) CICS
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.10%) assyst
2 1 (1.10%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.29%) Azure
2 12 (13.19%) AWS
3 6 (6.59%) IaaS
3 6 (6.59%) PaaS
3 6 (6.59%) SaaS
4 3 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.30%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.30%) Serverless
5 1 (1.10%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.10%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.10%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) FTP
2 3 (3.30%) Firewall
2 3 (3.30%) HTTP
3 2 (2.20%) Internet
3 2 (2.20%) Intranet
3 2 (2.20%) LAN
3 2 (2.20%) WAN
4 1 (1.10%) SAN
4 1 (1.10%) SSL
4 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) DB2
2 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (9.89%) Big Data
4 9 (9.89%) DB2 UDB
4 9 (9.89%) MySQL
5 6 (6.59%) DataStage
5 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.40%) Adabas
7 4 (4.40%) Data Mining
8 3 (3.30%) Amazon Athena
8 3 (3.30%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (3.30%) Power BI
8 3 (3.30%) QlikView
9 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) JIRA
2 12 (13.19%) Selenium
3 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.89%) Ant
4 9 (9.89%) Eclipse
5 7 (7.69%) JUnit
6 4 (4.40%) ClearQuest
7 3 (3.30%) ERwin
8 2 (2.20%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.20%) Gradle
8 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.20%) JMeter
8 2 (2.20%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.10%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.10%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.10%) Subversion
9 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (39.56%) Finance
2 21 (23.08%) Banking
3 8 (8.79%) Law
4 4 (4.40%) Police
5 3 (3.30%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.30%) Retail
6 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Automotive
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Front Office
7 1 (1.10%) German Language
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (27.47%) Architect
2 19 (20.88%) Analyst
3 14 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 9 (9.89%) Consultant
5 7 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (7.69%) Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Applications Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.30%) DB2 DBA
9 3 (3.30%) DBA
9 3 (3.30%) Implementation Specialist
9 3 (3.30%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) Web Services
2 11 (12.09%) LDAP
2 11 (12.09%) XML
3 10 (10.99%) JSP
3 10 (10.99%) Servlets
3 10 (10.99%) SOAP
4 9 (9.89%) HTML
4 9 (9.89%) SailPoint
5 5 (5.49%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.49%) Electron Framework
5 5 (5.49%) Node.js
6 4 (4.40%) .NET
7 3 (3.30%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (3.30%) Kafka
8 2 (2.20%) CoreNLP
8 2 (2.20%) JAX-RS
8 2 (2.20%) Keras
8 2 (2.20%) REST
8 2 (2.20%) Swagger
8 2 (2.20%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.40%) LPAR
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.20%) AS400
5 2 (2.20%) BYOD
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) FMCG
5 2 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) DataPower
6 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.10%) Tandem
6 1 (1.10%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Unix
2 20 (21.98%) Linux
3 15 (16.48%) Windows
4 9 (9.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.40%) zOS
6 2 (2.20%) VME
7 1 (1.10%) Android
7 1 (1.10%) HPUX
7 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.10%) OS/390
7 1 (1.10%) Solaris
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.68%) DevOps
3 14 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (14.29%) Migration
4 13 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (12.09%) Security Architecture
6 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
7 9 (9.89%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (9.89%) Scrum
7 9 (9.89%) Waterfall
8 7 (7.69%) Data Ingestion
8 7 (7.69%) ETL
8 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.69%) Project Management
8 7 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (6.59%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.59%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.59%) SDLC
9 6 (6.59%) UML
10 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) Java
2 15 (16.48%) C
3 14 (15.38%) SQL
4 12 (13.19%) Python
5 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.89%) BeanShell
6 9 (9.89%) Bourne shell
6 9 (9.89%) Korn
6 9 (9.89%) Perl
6 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.59%) C++
8 5 (5.49%) PHP
9 4 (4.40%) COBOL
9 4 (4.40%) JCL
9 4 (4.40%) Natural
10 3 (3.30%) Scala
11 2 (2.20%) Assembly Language
11 2 (2.20%) Java 8
12 1 (1.10%) C#
12 1 (1.10%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) CISA
2 4 (4.40%) CISM
3 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.30%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) PgMP
4 2 (2.20%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.10%) CEH
5 1 (1.10%) CISSP
5 1 (1.10%) CRISC
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.10%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
3 2 (2.20%) COSO
4 1 (1.10%) COBIT
4 1 (1.10%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) RACF
3 3 (3.30%) Docker
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.10%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.10%) MOM
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Oracle
2 13 (14.29%) IBM
2 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.89%) Informatica
3 9 (9.89%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.59%) MuleSoft
5 5 (5.49%) Remedy
5 5 (5.49%) SAP
6 4 (4.40%) Ariba
6 4 (4.40%) Software AG
7 3 (3.30%) Tableau
7 3 (3.30%) TSYS
8 2 (2.20%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.20%) BMC
8 2 (2.20%) CA
8 2 (2.20%) Dynatrace
8 2 (2.20%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.20%) Lotus
8 2 (2.20%) Splunk
9 1 (1.10%) Pega