Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 79 108
Rank change year-on-year -4 +29 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.23% 1.21% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 4.01% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Reading median daily rate £550 £515 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +8.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £396 £508 £428
90th Percentile £600 £523 £485
Berkshire median daily rate £468 £515 £431
% change year-on-year -9.22% +19.42% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 Reading with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 451 449 577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 35.10% 30.15% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 239 367
Reading median daily rate £388 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £220 £188 £220
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 18
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.78% +42.03% -9.21%
10th Percentile £10.54 £18.61 £11.62
90th Percentile £40.00 £55.52 £78.01
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.48 £19.81 £20.00
% change year-on-year -11.77% -0.94% +14.29%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Reading

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Reading

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Reading

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
1 1 (33.33%) NATURAL
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (33.33%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) NATURAL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) VMware