Period
to 21 September 2019

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 6 months to 21 September 2019 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 291 308
Rank change year-on-year -17 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 49 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 1.62% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 43
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £258 £313 £331
90th Percentile £525 £575 £584
England median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
South East median hourly rate £46.67 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.69% +23.08% -
England median hourly rate £46.67 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +191.69% -46.67% -7.41%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4,312 5,170 4,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.07% 31.26% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,525 3,020 2,730
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £260 £213
90th Percentile £604 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 234 233
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.49% +13.16% -17.39%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £79.00 £50.60 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -9 26 £320 -8.64% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 20 £388 +10.71%
Hampshire 0 20 £350 -14.89% 2
Berkshire -9 6 £265 -24.29% 1
Surrey +42 3 £625 +13.64%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 25 (51.02%) Oracle
2 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 22 (44.90%) Linux
3 20 (40.82%) Windows
4 19 (38.78%) DB2
5 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
5 17 (34.69%) Unix
5 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
6 15 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (28.57%) IBM
7 14 (28.57%) DevOps
8 12 (24.49%) Java
9 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
10 10 (20.41%) Finance
10 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (20.41%) ITIL
10 10 (20.41%) LAN
11 9 (18.37%) Project Management
11 9 (18.37%) Banking
11 9 (18.37%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (16.33%) Azure
12 8 (16.33%) AWS
12 8 (16.33%) VMware
12 8 (16.33%) Control-M
12 8 (16.33%) RACF
12 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
12 8 (16.33%) LDAP
12 8 (16.33%) MySQL
12 8 (16.33%) COBOL
12 8 (16.33%) SailPoint

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 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.20%) CICS
3 4 (8.16%) GlassFish
3 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) AWS
1 8 (16.33%) Azure
2 6 (12.24%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) LAN
2 7 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) Firewall
3 1 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) DB2
2 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
3 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
4 8 (16.33%) MySQL
5 7 (14.29%) DB2 UDB
5 7 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (12.24%) MariaDB
6 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
6 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
7 5 (10.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (2.04%) HBase
8 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Ant
1 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
1 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.24%) JIRA
1 6 (12.24%) JUnit
1 6 (12.24%) Selenium
2 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Developer
3 5 (10.20%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
4 4 (8.16%) IT Support
5 3 (6.12%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Governance Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Mainframe Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Mainframe Support
6 2 (4.08%) SailPoint Developer
6 2 (4.08%) SOX Tester
6 2 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) LDAP
1 8 (16.33%) SailPoint
2 7 (14.29%) Middleware
2 7 (14.29%) SOAP
3 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
3 6 (12.24%) HTML
3 6 (12.24%) JSP
3 6 (12.24%) Servlets
3 6 (12.24%) Web Services
3 6 (12.24%) XML
4 5 (10.20%) Electron Framework
4 5 (10.20%) Node.js
5 1 (2.04%) JMS
5 1 (2.04%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) Spring
5 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.04%) Swagger
5 1 (2.04%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.24%) Client/Server
3 6 (12.24%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (10.20%) FMCG
4 5 (10.20%) VSAM
5 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) Linux
2 20 (40.82%) Windows
3 17 (34.69%) Unix
4 15 (30.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.20%) MVS
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) DevOps
2 10 (20.41%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) Project Management
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.20%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.16%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Demand Management
7 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Planning and Forecasting
7 4 (8.16%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.12%) Internal Audit
8 3 (6.12%) IT Audit
8 3 (6.12%) Project Delivery
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) Java
3 8 (16.33%) COBOL
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 6 (12.24%) BeanShell
5 6 (12.24%) Bourne shell
5 6 (12.24%) C
5 6 (12.24%) JCL
5 6 (12.24%) Korn
5 6 (12.24%) Perl
6 5 (10.20%) PHP
6 5 (10.20%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) Java 8
7 1 (2.04%) LotusScript
7 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) CISA
1 3 (6.12%) CISSP
1 3 (6.12%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ITGC
1 3 (6.12%) QA
1 3 (6.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
3 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) RACF
3 7 (14.29%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Control-M
2 5 (10.20%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 25 (51.02%) Oracle
2 14 (28.57%) IBM
3 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (16.33%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) EMC
4 6 (12.24%) NetApp
5 5 (10.20%) Remedy
6 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.04%) JDA
7 1 (2.04%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.04%) webMethods