The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM 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.

IBM Mainframe
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 584 572
Rank change year-on-year 0 -12  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 24 55 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 41
Median daily rate £388 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £463 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £445
% change year-on-year +3.33% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year +55.84% -  

IBM 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK 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
England -4 19 £388 +3.33% 3
South East +5 7 £375 +7.14%
North West +20 6 £400 -
Scotland +28 5 - - 1
Edinburgh +26 5 - - 1
Hampshire +11 5 £375 +7.14%
London +18 3 - - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £375 -
Manchester +10 2 £363 -9.37%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 - -
Havant - 2 - -
Lancashire +22 1 £350 +7.69%
East Midlands -11 1 - -
Milton Keynes -15 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 52 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 50 (96.15%) IBM
3 28 (53.85%) Unix
3 28 (53.85%) Windows
4 26 (50.00%) Linux
5 24 (46.15%) AIX
6 23 (44.23%) Solaris
6 23 (44.23%) Shell Script
7 19 (36.54%) SQL
8 16 (30.77%) Java
8 16 (30.77%) zOS
9 13 (25.00%) DB2
9 13 (25.00%) VMware
10 12 (23.08%) COBOL
10 12 (23.08%) SAN
10 12 (23.08%) NetApp
10 12 (23.08%) Cisco
10 12 (23.08%) EMC
10 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
10 12 (23.08%) EMC VNX
10 12 (23.08%) EMC VMAX
11 11 (21.15%) JCL
11 11 (21.15%) Finance
12 10 (19.23%) Law
12 10 (19.23%) CA
12 10 (19.23%) Perl
12 10 (19.23%) VB
12 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
12 10 (19.23%) Windows Server

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (7.69%) CICS
1 4 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) CMS
2 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) SAN
2 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) DB2
2 3 (5.77%) DataStage
3 2 (3.85%) Big Data
3 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.85%) Pentaho
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) IDMS
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) ChangeMan
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) MSTest
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Law
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) French Language
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Product Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Products Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (5.77%) DBA
6 3 (5.77%) Mainframe Support
7 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Data Scientist
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) SAS Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
1 2 (3.85%) Middleware
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Ajax
2 1 (1.92%) ISPF
2 1 (1.92%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (23.08%) EMC VMAX
2 12 (23.08%) EMC VNX
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Replication
3 3 (5.77%) VSAM
4 2 (3.85%) Blog
4 2 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) Tandem
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Unix
1 28 (53.85%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Linux
3 24 (46.15%) AIX
4 23 (44.23%) Solaris
5 16 (30.77%) zOS
6 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.92%) HPUX
8 1 (1.92%) MVS
8 1 (1.92%) OS/2
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Unit Testing
2 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
3 6 (11.54%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (11.54%) Migration
4 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) Change Control
4 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.62%) Quality Management
4 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.69%) Change Management
5 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.77%) IT Strategy
6 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.77%) Workflow
7 2 (3.85%) Credit Risk Management
7 2 (3.85%) Machine Learning
7 2 (3.85%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (3.85%) Sentiment Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Shell Script
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 16 (30.77%) Java
4 12 (23.08%) COBOL
5 11 (21.15%) JCL
6 10 (19.23%) Perl
6 10 (19.23%) VB
7 4 (7.69%) R
8 2 (3.85%) C
8 2 (3.85%) Python
8 2 (3.85%) Scala
9 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.92%) Korn
9 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.92%) REXX
9 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (5.77%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (3.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (1.92%) ACF2
5 1 (1.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Tivoli
2 7 (13.46%) Control-M
2 7 (13.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.85%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.85%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (3.85%) Terraform
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) OpenView
4 1 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.92%) zSecure
Vendors
1 50 (96.15%) IBM
2 13 (25.00%) VMware
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco
3 12 (23.08%) EMC
3 12 (23.08%) NetApp
4 10 (19.23%) CA
5 3 (5.77%) Intel
5 3 (5.77%) Oracle
6 2 (3.85%) BMC
6 2 (3.85%) HP
6 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.85%) RapidMiner
6 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.92%) Compuware
7 1 (1.92%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy
7 1 (1.92%) Teradata
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