The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 56 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 1.76% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £373 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.75% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 226 227 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 35.48% 34.19% 33.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 121 153
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 £275 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 26
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -41.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.33 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.60 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Hertfordshire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Hertfordshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Welwyn Garden City +5 2 £325 -
Watford - 1 £375 -
Mainframe
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 3 (60.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) zSecure
2 2 (40.00%) RACF
3 1 (20.00%) ISPF
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) FMCG
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Adabas
3 1 (20.00%) ATM
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) REXX
3 1 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (20.00%) NATURAL
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Adabas
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) RACF Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) RACF Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) RACF Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Security Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) FMCG
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JCL
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) NATURAL
3 1 (20.00%) REXX
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM