Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 174 190
Rank change year-on-year -2 +16 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 21 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.38% 0.52% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.39% 1.81% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 11
South West median daily rate £550 £318 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.23% -42.27% -5.17%
10th Percentile £345 £254 £350
90th Percentile £613 £484 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.25
% change year-on-year -15.12% +23.43% -0.94%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1512 1657 1822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.16% 28.83% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 1130 1155
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -0.99%
10th Percentile £209 £225 £213
90th Percentile £547 £563 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 118 103
South West median hourly rate £38.25 £26.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.34% -32.05% +12.23%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.58 £12.76
90th Percentile £57.31 £43.90 £54.25
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the South West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 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
Bristol +1 12 £563 +25.00% 3
Wiltshire +2 7 £550 +15.79%
Gloucestershire +15 1 - -
Dorset +1 1 £498 +47.41%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 16 (76.19%) IBM
2 12 (57.14%) DB2
2 12 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 11 (52.38%) Firewall
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
4 10 (47.62%) CICS
4 10 (47.62%) Apache
4 10 (47.62%) Tomcat
4 10 (47.62%) IIS
4 10 (47.62%) Java
4 10 (47.62%) Oracle
4 10 (47.62%) BIG-IP
4 10 (47.62%) Spring
4 10 (47.62%) Microservices
4 10 (47.62%) React
4 10 (47.62%) webpack
4 10 (47.62%) Spring Boot
4 10 (47.62%) DataPower
4 10 (47.62%) Node.js
4 10 (47.62%) F5
4 10 (47.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (47.62%) DevOps
5 9 (42.86%) Green Hat
5 9 (42.86%) Analytics
5 9 (42.86%) Artifactory
5 9 (42.86%) Bitbucket
5 9 (42.86%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (42.86%) TeamCity
5 9 (42.86%) JIRA

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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (47.62%) Apache
1 10 (47.62%) CICS
1 10 (47.62%) IIS
1 10 (47.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) BIG-IP
2 10 (47.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.76%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
3 1 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) webpack
2 9 (42.86%) Artifactory
2 9 (42.86%) Bitbucket
2 9 (42.86%) JIRA
2 9 (42.86%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Consultant
1 8 (38.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Java Consultant
3 5 (23.81%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Java Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) JIRA Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Node.js
1 10 (47.62%) React
1 10 (47.62%) Spring
1 10 (47.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) DataPower
2 6 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) RIA
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) zOS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) DevOps
1 10 (47.62%) Microservices
2 9 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Security Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Behavioural Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (4.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Software Audit
5 1 (4.76%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (9.52%) RACF
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.52%) zSecure
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) IBM
2 10 (47.62%) F5
2 10 (47.62%) Oracle
3 9 (42.86%) Adobe
3 9 (42.86%) Green Hat
4 2 (9.52%) EMC
4 2 (9.52%) Unisys
4 2 (9.52%) Veritas
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Guidewire
5 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow