The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 50 46
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.39% 0.22% 2.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.76% 0.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 4
Median daily rate £335 - £284
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 - £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +3.12% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £47.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -51.26%  

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 189 139 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 46.44% 30.89% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 73 66
Median daily rate £330 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.51% +15.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £683 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 17
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -49.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £12.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Essex

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Essex over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Essex

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Essex

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £500 -
Basildon -2 3 - -
Chelmsford - 3 £400 -
Mainframe
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 22 (73.33%) Oracle
2 17 (56.67%) CRM
2 17 (56.67%) Data Analysis
2 17 (56.67%) Hadoop
2 17 (56.67%) Analytics
2 17 (56.67%) Customer Analytics
3 16 (53.33%) Data Analytics
4 15 (50.00%) SQL
4 15 (50.00%) DB2
5 13 (43.33%) Management Information System
5 13 (43.33%) Business Analysis
6 12 (40.00%) Windows Vista
6 12 (40.00%) Windows
7 9 (30.00%) Campaign Management
7 9 (30.00%) Use Case
8 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
8 8 (26.67%) Degree
8 8 (26.67%) Data Structures
8 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (23.33%) Finance
9 7 (23.33%) XML
9 7 (23.33%) J2EE
9 7 (23.33%) VME
10 6 (20.00%) Big Data
10 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 6 (20.00%) DevOps

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) Hadoop
2 15 (50.00%) DB2
3 6 (20.00%) Big Data
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) DataStage
5 1 (3.33%) IDMS
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) PVCS
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Automotive
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Business Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) Data Insight Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) Insight Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) Insight Data Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Insight Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Architect
5 6 (20.00%) Technical Architect
6 5 (16.67%) CRM Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) CRM Business Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Security Officer
7 4 (13.33%) Big Data Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Consultant
7 4 (13.33%) Digital Architect
7 4 (13.33%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (13.33%) IT Security Officer
7 4 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) J2EE
1 7 (23.33%) XML
2 6 (20.00%) JSP
2 6 (20.00%) Servlets
2 6 (20.00%) XML Schema
2 6 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (26.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
1 12 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 7 (23.33%) VME
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) MVS
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Analytics
1 17 (56.67%) CRM
1 17 (56.67%) Customer Analytics
1 17 (56.67%) Data Analysis
2 16 (53.33%) Data Analytics
3 13 (43.33%) Business Analysis
4 9 (30.00%) Campaign Management
4 9 (30.00%) Use Case
5 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (26.67%) Mathematics
6 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.00%) DevOps
7 6 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (20.00%) OO
7 6 (20.00%) Scrum
7 6 (20.00%) UML
8 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity Management
8 5 (16.67%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) COBOL
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) CISM
2 5 (16.67%) CISSP
2 5 (16.67%) SSCP
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Teradata