The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 115 132
Rank change year-on-year -21 +17  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.037% 0.87% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 3.27% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 3
Median daily rate £425 £300 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -47.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 728 795 756
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.66% 26.67% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 534 523
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.21% -24.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the South West

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the South West

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire -1 1 £425 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Unisys
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) ICL
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (33.33%) Basel II
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL
3 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Talend
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (16.67%) ETL

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Talend Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Basel II
1 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Unisys
2 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 2 (33.33%) ICL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Talend