Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 168 151
Rank change year-on-year -56 -17 +16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 16 104 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.19% 1.07% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 3.95% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 80 46
Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £318
90th Percentile £538 £514 £518
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.38
% change year-on-year -15.12% +22.84% -0.47%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2269 2633 2364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 27.51% 26.99% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1463 1614 1357
Midlands median daily rate £381 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £212
90th Percentile £525 £552 £514
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 114 172
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -0.29% -2.57%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.20 £44.10 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in the Midlands

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the Midlands

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
East Midlands -36 12 £461 +10.48%
West Midlands -29 3 £450 -5.26%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) Microservices
5 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) DB2
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) PLM
6 2 (12.50%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) COBOL
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) PMP
6 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (12.50%) CICS
6 2 (12.50%) zOS
6 2 (12.50%) MOM
6 2 (12.50%) Degree

Mainframe
Co-occurring 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 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) CICS
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Easytrieve
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) jspm
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) webpack
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Back Office
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Programme Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Flex
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Meteor
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) Polymer
2 1 (6.25%) React
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Sass
2 1 (6.25%) Semantic UI
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.25%) Vaadin
2 1 (6.25%) Web Components
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (6.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Microservices
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
4 2 (12.50%) KYC
4 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) PLM
4 2 (12.50%) Proactive Management
4 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) QMS
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) COBOL
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) ECMAScript
2 1 (6.25%) ES6
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) JCL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 2 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Unisys