Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 160 129
Rank change year-on-year -15 -31 +22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.84% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 3.01% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 46 30
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.50 -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.38
% change year-on-year -15.12% +22.84% -0.47%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1356 1726 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 28.00% 27.91% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 1052 811
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +8.97% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £541 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 84 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.69% -13.67%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £42.63 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Warwickshire -33 2 £325 -31.58%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
3 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) Unisys
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) zOS

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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Compliance Audit
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Unisys