The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 124 102
Rank change year-on-year +9 -22  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 2.36% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 18
Median daily rate £350 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.31% +35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £411
% change year-on-year - -2.67%  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 577 764 634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.75% 25.31% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 462 382
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 45
Median hourly rate £14.61 £15.10 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.26% -22.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.85 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 11 (84.62%) Migration
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) DB2
3 4 (30.77%) SAS
3 4 (30.77%) Teradata
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
4 3 (23.08%) SAP
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Informix
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Cognos
5 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Informatica
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) Basel II
5 2 (15.38%) E-business
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (30.77%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Network Security
1 2 (15.38%) PuTTY
1 2 (15.38%) SSH
1 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) Base SAS
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (15.38%) Data Mart
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) Informix
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) CyberArk Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SAS Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Teradata Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) iSeries
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Business Development
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
3 2 (15.38%) E-business
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) People Management
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) COBOL
2 1 (7.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Teradata
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos
4 2 (15.38%) CyberArk
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) Informatica
4 2 (15.38%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) Netezza
4 2 (15.38%) VMware