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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / West Midlands
Rank 106 126 122
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.19% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.91% 0.77% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Median daily rate £423 £485 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.88% +49.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 628 650 681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.75% 24.13% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 386 369
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Coventry - 5 £461 -
Warwickshire -2 4 £450 -7.21% 1
Birmingham - 4 £356 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 12 (70.59%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Teradata
4 4 (23.53%) DB2
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) SAS
5 3 (17.65%) SAP
5 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.76%) CyberArk
6 2 (11.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (11.76%) PuTTY
6 2 (11.76%) WinSCP
6 2 (11.76%) iSeries
6 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
6 2 (11.76%) SIEM
6 2 (11.76%) Big Data
6 2 (11.76%) Base SAS

Mainframe
Top Related 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 (23.53%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) CICS
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
1 2 (11.76%) PuTTY
1 2 (11.76%) SSH
1 2 (11.76%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) DB2
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) Base SAS
3 2 (11.76%) Big Data
3 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (11.76%) Data Mart
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (11.76%) Informix
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.88%) Toad
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) CyberArk Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Teradata Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) iSeries
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Unix
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Business Development
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
3 2 (11.76%) E-business
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) SIEM
3 2 (11.76%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) COBOL
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JCL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Basel II
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Teradata
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Cognos
4 2 (11.76%) CyberArk
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Informatica
4 2 (11.76%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) Netezza
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) webMethods