The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 44 54
Rank change year-on-year -27 +10  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.67% 3.20% 2.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.92% 10.53% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Median daily rate £395 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% +12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £425 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.06% -  
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 261 228 270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 35.03% 30.44% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 117 113
Median daily rate £400 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Milton Keynes

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 7 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Windows NT
3 5 (35.71%) SLA
3 5 (35.71%) MVS
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) CA Wily
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (28.57%) zOS
4 4 (28.57%) Middleware
5 3 (21.43%) Staffware
5 3 (21.43%) ILOG
5 3 (21.43%) LDAP
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
5 3 (21.43%) Spanish Language
6 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) Solaris
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (7.14%) SAN
7 1 (7.14%) IBM
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) CRM

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 4 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) ATM
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Deployment Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Middleware Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) MVS Operator
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Operator
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) MVS
2 5 (35.71%) Windows NT
3 4 (28.57%) zOS
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Logistics
3 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (35.71%) CA Wily
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) ILOG
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle