The median contractor rate for a Mainframe Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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.

Mainframe Consultant
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 615 - 651
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Consultant 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% - 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% - 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £438 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44568 53178 53123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.59% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28942 34715 32199
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1550 2120
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Mainframe Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Mainframe Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe Consultant in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe Consultant in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe Consultant in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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
London - 2 £438 -
England - 2 £438 -

Mainframe Consultant Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Mainframe Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Mainframe Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
2 1 (33.33%) RACF
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) zSecure

Mainframe Consultant Skill Set
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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Control
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) IBM