The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / South East
Rank 213 218 232
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 34 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.71% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 13
Median daily rate £398 £423 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +10.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £345 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £575 £500
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 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 2370 2746 2724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.80% 30.11% 28.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1648 1416
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 153 162
Median hourly rate £16.75 £39.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.05% +105.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.65 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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 Mainframe in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the South East

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 Mainframe within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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 +32 16 £375 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire -29 6 £395 +1.93%
Surrey +11 4 £423 -26.52%
Berkshire +22 3 £225 -50.00% 2
East Sussex +7 2 £463 +12.80%
West Sussex +5 1 £475 - 6
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 32 (45.07%) IBM
2 27 (38.03%) Unix
3 26 (36.62%) Windows
4 22 (30.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 19 (26.76%) Solaris
5 19 (26.76%) Linux
5 19 (26.76%) SAN
6 18 (25.35%) AIX
6 18 (25.35%) Data Centre
7 17 (23.94%) VMware
8 16 (22.54%) DB2
8 16 (22.54%) Cisco
9 15 (21.13%) EMC
9 15 (21.13%) NetApp
9 15 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (19.72%) EMC VNX
10 14 (19.72%) EMC VMAX
10 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
10 14 (19.72%) Finance
11 13 (18.31%) ITIL
12 12 (16.90%) COBOL
12 12 (16.90%) zOS
12 12 (16.90%) MVS
12 12 (16.90%) Law
12 12 (16.90%) Migration
13 11 (15.49%) Tivoli
13 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.49%) Java
14 9 (12.68%) JCL
14 9 (12.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager

Mainframe
Top Related 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 7 (9.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.45%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (8.45%) SAS
3 5 (7.04%) CICS
4 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Staffware
2 1 (1.41%) Maximo
2 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) SAN
2 6 (8.45%) LAN
2 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.45%) WAN
3 5 (7.04%) FTP
4 4 (5.63%) LDAP
5 3 (4.23%) VPN
5 3 (4.23%) X.25
6 2 (2.82%) APPN
6 2 (2.82%) ATM
6 2 (2.82%) SNA
7 1 (1.41%) DNS
7 1 (1.41%) Firewall
7 1 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.54%) DB2
2 7 (9.86%) Big Data
2 7 (9.86%) Hadoop
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (7.04%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.41%) Adabas
6 1 (1.41%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.41%) Easytrieve
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Law
3 7 (9.86%) Banking
4 4 (5.63%) Spanish Language
5 3 (4.23%) Retail
6 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.41%) Back Office
7 1 (1.41%) Billing
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Developer
2 10 (14.08%) Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Programmer
5 5 (7.04%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Deployment Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Middleware Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Applications Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.23%) Migration Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) SAS Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Storage Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) Middleware
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.99%) IBM Mainframe
2 18 (25.35%) Data Centre
3 14 (19.72%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (19.72%) EMC VNX
4 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.23%) LPAR
6 2 (2.82%) iSeries
7 1 (1.41%) AS400
7 1 (1.41%) BYOD
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Unix
2 26 (36.62%) Windows
3 19 (26.76%) Linux
3 19 (26.76%) Solaris
4 18 (25.35%) AIX
5 12 (16.90%) MVS
5 12 (16.90%) zOS
6 5 (7.04%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.82%) OS/390
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.41%) HPUX
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) ITIL
2 12 (16.90%) Migration
3 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
4 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
4 4 (5.63%) Project Management
4 4 (5.63%) Project Planning
4 4 (5.63%) Service Management
5 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.23%) ETL
5 3 (4.23%) Network Management
5 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.23%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.82%) Defect Management
6 2 (2.82%) Logistics
6 2 (2.82%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.82%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
2 12 (16.90%) COBOL
3 11 (15.49%) Java
4 9 (12.68%) JCL
5 8 (11.27%) SQL
6 6 (8.45%) C
7 5 (7.04%) C#
7 5 (7.04%) C++
7 5 (7.04%) MATLAB
7 5 (7.04%) R
7 5 (7.04%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.04%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.41%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.82%) ACF2
4 2 (2.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.82%) RACF
5 1 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Tivoli
2 9 (12.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (7.04%) CA Wily
3 5 (7.04%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (4.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.41%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) IBM
2 17 (23.94%) VMware
3 16 (22.54%) Cisco
4 15 (21.13%) EMC
4 15 (21.13%) NetApp
5 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.45%) SAP
7 5 (7.04%) CA
7 5 (7.04%) Oracle
8 4 (5.63%) ILOG
9 3 (4.23%) HP
9 3 (4.23%) Remedy
9 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.23%) Teradata
10 2 (2.82%) Ab Initio
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix
10 2 (2.82%) Dell
10 2 (2.82%) Lotus
10 2 (2.82%) Nortel
11 1 (1.41%) Intel
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