The 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 110 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.64% 2.42% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 12
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£450 £288 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -20.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £448 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
Mainframe
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
548 538 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 21.02% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 264 257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
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 14 25 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.41 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £31.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 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 22 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
Reading +13 3 £550 - 1
Slough 0 2 £250 +13.63%
Windsor - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (25.00%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Misys Midas
6 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (16.67%) iSeries
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) RPG/400
6 2 (16.67%) RPG IV
6 2 (16.67%) SWIFT
6 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 2 (16.67%) RPG
6 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Intel
6 2 (16.67%) ERwin

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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%) WebSphere
1 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Misys Midas
2 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) QlikView
3 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ERwin
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Supply Chain Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Struts
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) Flash
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) MDX
1 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (16.67%) iSeries
1 2 (16.67%) SWIFT
1 2 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) DSDM
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) RPG/400
2 2 (16.67%) RPG IV
2 2 (16.67%) RPG
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
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 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Intel
4 1 (8.33%) Unisys
4 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco