The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / Midlands
Rank 22 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.87% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 2.04% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -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 the Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29 49 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 25.22% 23.56% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 16
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £568 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the Midlands

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the Midlands

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) DataStage
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) ChangeMan
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DataStage
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Developer
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) TIBCO