Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 283 266
Rank change year-on-year -51 -17 +50
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 44 96 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.58% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 1.95% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 50
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% +15.81%
10th Percentile £349 £250 £302
90th Percentile £594 £538 £573
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
South East median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.50
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.38
% change year-on-year -15.12% +22.84% -0.47%

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 4851 4931 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.83% 29.66% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2849 2834 3430
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +6.94%
10th Percentile £220 £225 £225
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 287 322
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.68 £19.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +22.92% +18.88%
10th Percentile £10.72 £12.03 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.75 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.55 £20.75 £19.08
% change year-on-year -0.96% +8.75% +6.00%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -62 21 £433 +1.76% 6
Buckinghamshire -52 16 £425 -15.00% 3
Hampshire +11 11 £425 -12.82% 1
East Sussex - 9 £550 -
Berkshire -19 5 £500 -2.91% 3
Surrey -22 3 £425 +13.26% 3
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 12 (27.27%) SQL
1 12 (27.27%) IBM
2 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 10 (22.73%) Release Management
3 10 (22.73%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) DB2
4 9 (20.45%) Hibernate
4 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (18.18%) Finance
5 8 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (18.18%) Oracle
6 7 (15.91%) J2EE
6 7 (15.91%) Struts
6 7 (15.91%) Web Services
6 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
6 7 (15.91%) RAD
6 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
6 7 (15.91%) Degree
6 7 (15.91%) Dependency Management
6 7 (15.91%) Translating Business Requirements
7 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
7 6 (13.64%) MVS
7 6 (13.64%) Unix
8 5 (11.36%) Windows
8 5 (11.36%) Linux
8 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
8 5 (11.36%) Migration
8 5 (11.36%) VMware
8 5 (11.36%) Banking

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 11 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.09%) SAS
3 3 (6.82%) CICS
4 2 (4.55%) JBoss
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (6.82%) NAS
3 2 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) DB2
2 3 (6.82%) SAS EBI
3 2 (4.55%) Adabas
4 1 (2.27%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Administrator
2 5 (11.36%) Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) DB2 DBA
2 5 (11.36%) DBA
2 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Designer
3 4 (9.09%) Developer
3 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) DB2 Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Mainframe Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Applications Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) Hibernate
2 7 (15.91%) J2EE
2 7 (15.91%) Struts
2 7 (15.91%) Web Services
3 4 (9.09%) JSON
3 4 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (4.55%) ISPF
4 2 (4.55%) Java EE
4 2 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (2.27%) .NET
5 1 (2.27%) Middleware
5 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
4 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.27%) CMDB
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) MVS
1 6 (13.64%) Unix
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 5 (11.36%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) zOS
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) AIX
5 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Release Management
2 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
3 7 (15.91%) Dependency Management
3 7 (15.91%) RAD
3 7 (15.91%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (11.36%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Performance Optimisation
5 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 4 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (6.82%) Database Tuning
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps
6 3 (6.82%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Information Security
6 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.55%) DoDAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) COBOL
3 4 (9.09%) JCL
4 2 (4.55%) REXX
5 1 (2.27%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (2.27%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) IBM
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Remedy
5 3 (6.82%) Cognos
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.55%) BMC
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) Intel