The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 117 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.63% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 2.90% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 11
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£318 £288 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.43% -20.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
529 517 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.02% 21.54% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 225 259
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 26
Average hourly rate £18.36 £16.86 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.89% -49.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £9.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +1 2 £250 +13.63%
Reading -3 2 £600 -
Windsor - - - - 1
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) RPG
6 2 (16.67%) MS Access
6 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) DSDM

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (16.67%) MQSeries
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Misys Midas
2 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) MS Access
3 2 (16.67%) DB2
3 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (16.67%) QlikView
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ERwin
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Report Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) MDX
2 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Struts
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) iSeries
2 2 (16.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) zOS
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) DSDM
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) RPG
3 2 (16.67%) VBA
3 2 (16.67%) RPG/400
3 2 (16.67%) RPG IV
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Informatica
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Unisys
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco