Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 204 287 304
Rank change year-on-year +83 +17 -13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 29 77 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.43% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 1.73% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 23
Median daily rate £500 £395 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.58% -19.39% +22.12%
10th Percentile £413 £269 £328
90th Percentile £675 £525 £625
England median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £46.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.72% - -
England median hourly rate £17.25 £41.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year -58.43% -6.74% +45.90%

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 2,057 4,455 5,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.25% 30.45% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,119 2,646 2,943
Median daily rate £425 £449 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +5.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £258 £225
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +1.05% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 226 248
Median hourly rate £31.00 £18.63 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.44% -37.92% +81.82%
10th Percentile £12.99 £11.85 £10.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £53.05
Median hourly rate £27.46 £20.96 £22.46
% change year-on-year +31.05% -6.70% +15.18%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Mainframe as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mainframe in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mainframe in the South East over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 June 2020. 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 +52 19 £500 +17.65% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 15 £500 +17.65%
Surrey +65 8 £638 - 3
Berkshire +47 4 £413 - 1
Hampshire +41 1 £430 +22.86%
West Sussex +28 1 £600 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 16 (55.17%) Unix
2 14 (48.28%) Oracle
3 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
4 11 (37.93%) Finance
4 11 (37.93%) DB2
4 11 (37.93%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) DevOps
5 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
5 10 (34.48%) Windows
5 10 (34.48%) Web Services
5 10 (34.48%) Linux
6 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (31.03%) Korn
6 9 (31.03%) DB2 UDB
6 9 (31.03%) JIRA
6 9 (31.03%) Selenium
6 9 (31.03%) LDAP
6 9 (31.03%) XML
6 9 (31.03%) JSP
6 9 (31.03%) Servlets
6 9 (31.03%) SOAP
6 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (31.03%) Perl
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) Ant
6 9 (31.03%) C
6 9 (31.03%) HTML
6 9 (31.03%) MySQL

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 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Azure
2 8 (27.59%) AWS
3 4 (13.79%) IaaS
3 4 (13.79%) PaaS
3 4 (13.79%) SaaS
4 3 (10.34%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (10.34%) Power Platform
4 3 (10.34%) Serverless
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) DB2
3 9 (31.03%) DB2 UDB
3 9 (31.03%) MySQL
3 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (10.34%) Amazon Athena
4 3 (10.34%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
4 3 (10.34%) Power BI
4 3 (10.34%) QlikView
5 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 9 (31.03%) Ant
2 9 (31.03%) Eclipse
2 9 (31.03%) JIRA
2 9 (31.03%) Selenium
3 5 (17.24%) JUnit
4 3 (10.34%) ERwin
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Architect
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Security Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
6 2 (6.90%) AWS Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.90%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (6.90%) DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SailPoint Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Azure Architect
7 1 (3.45%) SailPoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Web Services
2 9 (31.03%) HTML
2 9 (31.03%) JSP
2 9 (31.03%) LDAP
2 9 (31.03%) SailPoint
2 9 (31.03%) Servlets
2 9 (31.03%) SOAP
2 9 (31.03%) XML
3 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 5 (17.24%) Electron Framework
3 5 (17.24%) Node.js
4 3 (10.34%) Apache NiFi
4 3 (10.34%) Kafka
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.45%) Middleware
5 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.90%) BYOD
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) AS400
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.45%) Tandem
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Unix
2 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) HPUX
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) DevOps
2 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (24.14%) Technical Analysis
3 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
4 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) Security Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.34%) Data Management
6 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
6 3 (10.34%) Data Security
6 3 (10.34%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
6 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) BeanShell
2 9 (31.03%) Bourne shell
2 9 (31.03%) C
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) Korn
2 9 (31.03%) Perl
2 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Python
4 5 (17.24%) PHP
5 3 (10.34%) Scala
6 2 (6.90%) COBOL
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CEH
1 1 (3.45%) CISA
1 1 (3.45%) CISM
1 1 (3.45%) CISSP
1 1 (3.45%) CRISC
1 1 (3.45%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) COBIT
2 1 (3.45%) COSO
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) NIST
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) RACF
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Informatica
4 3 (10.34%) Tableau
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) Lotus
6 1 (3.45%) BMC
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Remedy
6 1 (3.45%) Sun