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 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 35 41 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.09% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.26% 0.96% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £403 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 78 104 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 20.42% 28.49% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 82 86
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £513 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +105.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Northampton +3 7 £414 +10.33%
Mainframe
East Midlands

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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

1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) Finance
3 14 (43.75%) Informatica
3 14 (43.75%) PL/SQL
4 13 (40.63%) Data Modelling
4 13 (40.63%) Banking
5 12 (37.50%) ETL
6 11 (34.38%) Data Management
7 10 (31.25%) DB2
8 7 (21.88%) QA
8 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (18.75%) COBOL
9 6 (18.75%) JCL
9 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.38%) Smoke Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
11 3 (9.38%) Selenium
11 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Validation
11 3 (9.38%) HP UFT
11 3 (9.38%) CICS
12 2 (6.25%) Linux
12 2 (6.25%) Oracle
12 2 (6.25%) Unix

Mainframe
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) DB2
2 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) HP UFT
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) ETL Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Informatica Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Informatica ETL Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) DB2 Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) Payments Programme Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Payments Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Payments Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Data Modelling
2 12 (37.50%) ETL
3 11 (34.38%) Data Management
4 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Smoke Testing
6 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Test Management
8 1 (3.13%) Project Governance
8 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
8 1 (3.13%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (43.75%) PL/SQL
3 6 (18.75%) COBOL
3 6 (18.75%) JCL
4 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Informatica
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Teradata