Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 350 385
Rank change year-on-year -134 +35 -28
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 326 686 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 2.04% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 399 307
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +5.76% -
10th Percentile £277 £255 £303
90th Percentile £604 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £424 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.83% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 9
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.27 £31.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.03% +3.10% +9.82%
10th Percentile £21.75 £19.01 £12.25
90th Percentile £35.20 £45.90 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.27 £31.30
% change year-on-year -7.03% +3.10% +13.82%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29520 33635 33523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.68% 33.14% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19365 22353 21252
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £244
90th Percentile £648 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1076 1258
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.45 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +13.51% -7.50%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor 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 25 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
North of England -47 108 £425 +6.25% 5
London -43 96 £500 +3.09% 5
North West -13 87 £420 -1.18% 4
South East +6 63 £400 -11.11% 4
East of England -38 27 £330 -5.71% 1
Midlands -19 21 £423 -11.05% 3
Yorkshire -17 15 £430 -4.44%
East Midlands -17 12 £418 +28.46% 1
South West -33 9 £438 +45.83% 2
West Midlands +4 8 £423 -11.05% 2
North East -5 6 £310 +12.73% 1
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 95 (29.14%) DB2
2 94 (28.83%) IBM
3 90 (27.61%) Migration
4 87 (26.69%) Windows
5 80 (24.54%) Finance
6 76 (23.31%) Unix
7 62 (19.02%) SQL
8 59 (18.10%) Linux
9 54 (16.56%) Oracle
10 49 (15.03%) Banking
11 45 (13.80%) IBM Mainframe
11 45 (13.80%) Java
12 43 (13.19%) JCL
13 41 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (12.58%) Data Centre
14 40 (12.27%) COBOL
15 36 (11.04%) AIX
16 33 (10.12%) Middleware
16 33 (10.12%) Security Cleared
17 32 (9.82%) SC Cleared
17 32 (9.82%) zOS
18 30 (9.20%) ITIL
19 29 (8.90%) Project Management
19 29 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
20 28 (8.59%) Replication
20 28 (8.59%) Microsoft
20 28 (8.59%) CICS
21 26 (7.98%) Analytics
22 25 (7.67%) Solaris

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 28 (8.59%) CICS
2 10 (3.07%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.76%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.76%) SAS
4 7 (2.15%) Apache
4 7 (2.15%) IIS
5 5 (1.53%) Apache Pig
5 5 (1.53%) EPiServer
5 5 (1.53%) FileNet
6 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.92%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Maximo
2 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.31%) PaaS
3 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.13%) Firewall
2 15 (4.60%) SAN
3 13 (3.99%) WAN
4 11 (3.37%) DNS
4 11 (3.37%) FTP
4 11 (3.37%) LDAP
4 11 (3.37%) SSH
5 10 (3.07%) LAN
6 9 (2.76%) HTTPS
6 9 (2.76%) SSL
7 7 (2.15%) HTTP
8 6 (1.84%) MPLS
8 6 (1.84%) PuTTY
8 6 (1.84%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (1.53%) Network Security
9 5 (1.53%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (1.53%) SNMP
10 4 (1.23%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.23%) tcpdump
11 3 (0.92%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (29.14%) DB2
2 24 (7.36%) Hadoop
3 22 (6.75%) Big Data
4 21 (6.44%) Adabas
5 14 (4.29%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.23%) DataStage
7 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.23%) OLTP
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.92%) MS Access
8 3 (0.92%) QlikView
8 3 (0.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 3 (0.92%) SAS EBI
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.84%) JIRA
1 6 (1.84%) SoapUI
2 3 (0.92%) HP UFT
2 3 (0.92%) JMeter
2 3 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.92%) Toad
3 2 (0.61%) ChangeMan
3 2 (0.61%) ERwin
3 2 (0.61%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.31%) Appium
4 1 (0.31%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) Maven
4 1 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.31%) Selenium
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.31%) Subversion
4 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.31%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (24.54%) Finance
2 49 (15.03%) Banking
3 15 (4.60%) Retail
4 8 (2.45%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.15%) Automotive
5 7 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.23%) Law
8 3 (0.92%) Back Office
8 3 (0.92%) Front Office
8 3 (0.92%) Marketing
9 2 (0.61%) Billing
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 2 (0.61%) Legal
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (18.10%) Analyst
2 38 (11.66%) Architect
3 34 (10.43%) Developer
4 29 (8.90%) Consultant
5 21 (6.44%) DBA
6 20 (6.13%) Administrator
6 20 (6.13%) Business Analyst
7 19 (5.83%) Designer
7 19 (5.83%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.60%) DB2 DBA
9 13 (3.99%) Mainframe Analyst
9 13 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.68%) Solutions Designer
11 10 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (3.07%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.76%) COBOL Developer
12 9 (2.76%) Data Business Analyst
12 9 (2.76%) Migration Manager
12 9 (2.76%) Programmer
12 9 (2.76%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.12%) Middleware
2 15 (4.60%) .NET
2 15 (4.60%) ISPF
3 14 (4.29%) Web Services
4 9 (2.76%) REST
4 9 (2.76%) SOAP
5 8 (2.45%) J2EE
6 7 (2.15%) XML
7 6 (1.84%) JMS
7 6 (1.84%) JSON
8 5 (1.53%) Kafka
9 4 (1.23%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.23%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.92%) EDI
10 3 (0.92%) EJB
10 3 (0.92%) JSP
10 3 (0.92%) Servlets
11 2 (0.61%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.61%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.61%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.80%) IBM Mainframe
2 41 (12.58%) Data Centre
3 29 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (8.59%) Replication
5 19 (5.83%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.68%) Clustering
6 12 (3.68%) iSeries
6 12 (3.68%) Tandem
7 10 (3.07%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.76%) VSAM
9 8 (2.45%) AS400
9 8 (2.45%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.45%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.15%) PKI
11 4 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.23%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.23%) Derivative
11 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.23%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 87 (26.69%) Windows
2 76 (23.31%) Unix
3 59 (18.10%) Linux
4 36 (11.04%) AIX
5 32 (9.82%) zOS
6 25 (7.67%) Solaris
7 22 (6.75%) HPUX
8 12 (3.68%) Windows Server
9 11 (3.37%) Windows Vista
10 10 (3.07%) MVS
11 6 (1.84%) OS/390
12 5 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.23%) OS/2
14 2 (0.61%) Android
14 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.61%) NetWare
14 2 (0.61%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (27.61%) Migration
2 41 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (9.20%) ITIL
4 29 (8.90%) Project Management
5 28 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (7.98%) Analytics
7 20 (6.13%) Data Analysis
7 20 (6.13%) Data Analytics
8 17 (5.21%) Business Analysis
8 17 (5.21%) CRM
9 16 (4.91%) Data Migration
10 15 (4.60%) Data Centre Operations
10 15 (4.60%) High Availability
10 15 (4.60%) Mathematics
10 15 (4.60%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.29%) Customer Analytics
11 14 (4.29%) Data Management
11 14 (4.29%) Data Reconciliation
11 14 (4.29%) Prototyping
12 13 (3.99%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (19.02%) SQL
2 45 (13.80%) Java
3 43 (13.19%) JCL
4 40 (12.27%) COBOL
5 12 (3.68%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.45%) Python
7 7 (2.15%) C++
7 7 (2.15%) REXX
8 6 (1.84%) Assembly Language
8 6 (1.84%) C
8 6 (1.84%) NATURAL
8 6 (1.84%) R
8 6 (1.84%) VB
9 5 (1.53%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.53%) Perl
10 4 (1.23%) C#
11 2 (0.61%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.31%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 33 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.83%) Degree
4 14 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.15%) CISSP
6 4 (1.23%) CISA
7 3 (0.92%) CCNP
7 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.61%) CEH
8 2 (0.61%) CISM
8 2 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.61%) ISEB
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.68%) QA
2 9 (2.76%) SLA
3 7 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.61%) Basel II
5 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) ISO 20022
5 2 (0.61%) PMO
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.31%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.29%) Time Sharing Option
3 13 (3.99%) RACF
4 9 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.53%) Apache Flume
5 5 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.23%) ACF2
7 3 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.31%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.29%) Tivoli
2 13 (3.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (3.37%) zSecure
4 6 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.84%) Tivoli NetView
5 5 (1.53%) SCCM
5 5 (1.53%) SCOM
6 4 (1.23%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (1.23%) Netcool
6 4 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.61%) CA Endevor
8 2 (0.61%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.61%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (0.61%) Terraform
8 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.61%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.31%) Control-M
9 1 (0.31%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 94 (28.83%) IBM
2 54 (16.56%) Oracle
3 28 (8.59%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.83%) VMware
5 15 (4.60%) Software AG
6 13 (3.99%) Citrix
7 12 (3.68%) CA
7 12 (3.68%) HP
8 11 (3.37%) SAP
9 9 (2.76%) Unisys
10 8 (2.45%) IBM Sterling
10 8 (2.45%) Pega
10 8 (2.45%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.15%) Informatica
12 6 (1.84%) Teradata
13 5 (1.53%) F5
13 5 (1.53%) Genesys
13 5 (1.53%) Splunk
14 4 (1.23%) Cisco
14 4 (1.23%) EMC
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