The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 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.

IBM Mainframe
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 251 250
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 7 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £375 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -8.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £445
% change year-on-year +3.33% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year +55.84% -  

IBM 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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2420 2791 2773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.76% 29.87% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1673 1441
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 151 162
Median hourly rate £17.50 £36.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +95.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.17 £55.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the South East

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the South East

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the South East

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Hampshire +14 5 £375 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire -15 2 - -
IBM Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 South East region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 19 (100.00%) IBM
1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (63.16%) Shell Script
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) EMC
2 12 (63.16%) SAN
2 12 (63.16%) NetApp
2 12 (63.16%) Unix
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) AIX
2 12 (63.16%) Solaris
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (63.16%) EMC VNX
2 12 (63.16%) EMC VMAX
3 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
3 10 (52.63%) Law
4 7 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (31.58%) COBOL
5 6 (31.58%) DB2
5 6 (31.58%) JCL
6 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
7 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (5.26%) JIRA
8 1 (5.26%) CA Endevor
8 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 10 (52.63%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Storage Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) COBOL Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Storage Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) CICS Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (63.16%) EMC VMAX
2 12 (63.16%) EMC VNX
3 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) AIX
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
1 12 (63.16%) Solaris
1 12 (63.16%) Unix
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
3 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Shell Script
2 6 (31.58%) COBOL
2 6 (31.58%) JCL
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.26%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) IBM
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) EMC
2 12 (63.16%) NetApp
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Remedy