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 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 231 246
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 30 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.35% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 1.14% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 20
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

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 2217 2731 2969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.64% 30.47% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1627 1589
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 133
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +87.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +16 8 £372 +4.78% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 7 £318 -
Kent +4 6 £338 -
West Sussex +14 5 £419 -22.09%
Berkshire +21 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £493 -
Surrey +8 1 £450 -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 24 (36.36%) DB2
2 18 (27.27%) Migration
3 17 (25.76%) Finance
3 17 (25.76%) COBOL
4 16 (24.24%) SQL
4 16 (24.24%) IBM
5 14 (21.21%) Windows
6 13 (19.70%) Unix
6 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
7 12 (18.18%) ITIL
8 11 (16.67%) JCL
8 11 (16.67%) VMware
9 10 (15.15%) Oracle
9 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
10 9 (13.64%) LAN
10 9 (13.64%) WAN
10 9 (13.64%) CICS
10 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (10.61%) Big Data
12 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
12 7 (10.61%) Citrix
12 7 (10.61%) DNS
12 7 (10.61%) IIS
12 7 (10.61%) Linux
12 7 (10.61%) Project Management
12 7 (10.61%) Firewall
13 6 (9.09%) Clustering

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 9 (13.64%) CICS
2 7 (10.61%) IIS
3 5 (7.58%) Apache
3 5 (7.58%) EPiServer
3 5 (7.58%) FileNet
3 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.55%) SAS
4 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) LAN
1 9 (13.64%) WAN
2 7 (10.61%) DNS
2 7 (10.61%) Firewall
3 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
3 5 (7.58%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (7.58%) SAN
4 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.55%) FTP
5 3 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (4.55%) VPN
5 3 (4.55%) X.25
6 2 (3.03%) ATM
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.52%) DHCP
7 1 (1.52%) LDAP
7 1 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.36%) DB2
2 7 (10.61%) Big Data
3 5 (7.58%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.03%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.03%) OLTP
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.52%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 17 (25.76%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Billing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Architect
2 10 (15.15%) Developer
3 8 (12.12%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Programmer
5 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Migration Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (9.09%) Clustering
5 5 (7.58%) Tandem
6 3 (4.55%) LPAR
6 3 (4.55%) Reference Data
6 3 (4.55%) Replication
7 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.52%) BYOD
8 1 (1.52%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.52%) iSeries
8 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Unix
3 7 (10.61%) Linux
4 6 (9.09%) Solaris
5 5 (7.58%) zOS
6 4 (6.06%) AIX
6 4 (6.06%) MVS
7 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.03%) Windows NT
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.52%) HPUX
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Migration
2 12 (18.18%) ITIL
3 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
3 7 (10.61%) Project Management
4 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.58%) Data Integration
5 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.58%) Unit Testing
6 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.06%) ETL
6 4 (6.06%) Line Management
6 4 (6.06%) Project Planning
6 4 (6.06%) Service Management
6 4 (6.06%) SOA
7 3 (4.55%) Data Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) Data Management
7 3 (4.55%) ITSM
7 3 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.76%) COBOL
2 16 (24.24%) SQL
3 11 (16.67%) JCL
4 5 (7.58%) Java
5 3 (4.55%) C
6 2 (3.03%) C#
6 2 (3.03%) C++
6 2 (3.03%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.03%) R
6 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (1.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) QA
3 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.52%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.52%) XenApp
6 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) SCCM
1 5 (7.58%) Tivoli
1 5 (7.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (3.03%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.52%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) IBM
2 11 (16.67%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) Oracle
4 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.61%) Citrix
6 6 (9.09%) SAP
7 5 (7.58%) Genesys
7 5 (7.58%) Informatica
8 4 (6.06%) Teradata
9 3 (4.55%) Ab Initio
9 3 (4.55%) CA
9 3 (4.55%) Cisco
9 3 (4.55%) HP
9 3 (4.55%) Remedy
9 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.03%) Dell
10 2 (3.03%) EMC
10 2 (3.03%) F5
10 2 (3.03%) Lotus
10 2 (3.03%) MapR
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