The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank - - 30
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - - 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £385 £398
% change year-on-year
+8.83% -3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
96 107 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 26.23% 23.88% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 64 40
Average daily rate £450 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £246 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £511 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +238.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Bedfordshire region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Mainframe
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe.

1 2 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
1 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Document Management
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM