The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 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 Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 40 38
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire - 0.78% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 3.90% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £411
% change year-on-year - -2.67%  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 84 77 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 23.20% 20.05% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 34
Median daily rate £363 £406 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.76% -3.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £268 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.86 £25.63 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.91% +52.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) COBOL
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (37.50%) JCL
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) zOS
4 1 (12.50%) Migration

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) DB2 Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) COBOL
1 3 (37.50%) JCL
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center