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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 111 131
Rank change year-on-year -21 +20  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% 0.79% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 2.79% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 13
Median daily rate £400 £275 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -27.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £255 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £510 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.06% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -51.26%  

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 625 824 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.31% 28.30% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 529 426
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £504 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 70 50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.65% +28.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 28 March 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
Gloucestershire +3 2 £375 -46.42% 2
Bristol +4 1 £450 +24.13% 2
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Unisys
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) ICL
4 2 (25.00%) Fujitsu
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (25.00%) Basel II
4 2 (25.00%) COBOL
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Operator
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Report Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Talend Developer
3 1 (12.50%) z/OS Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Basel II
1 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Unisys
2 2 (25.00%) Fujitsu
2 2 (25.00%) ICL
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Talend