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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 125 120 123
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.97% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate £450 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £401 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.49% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
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
723 829 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.95% 29.00% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 409 382
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £44.50 £29.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 1 £613 +26.28%
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) IBM
4 5 (45.45%) SUSE
4 5 (45.45%) VMware
4 5 (45.45%) JBoss
4 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
4 5 (45.45%) AIX
4 5 (45.45%) J2EE
4 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
4 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
4 5 (45.45%) CentOS
4 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (27.27%) FishEye
5 3 (27.27%) OpenStack
5 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
5 3 (27.27%) Packer
5 3 (27.27%) Docker
5 3 (27.27%) DevOps
5 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
5 3 (27.27%) vRealize
6 2 (18.18%) Presales
6 2 (18.18%) Server Building
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) JBoss
1 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
1 5 (45.45%) WebLogic
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
2 3 (27.27%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) FishEye
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Systems Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Unix Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Business Architect
5 1 (9.09%) DB2 Support
5 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Expert
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) AIX
3 5 (45.45%) CentOS
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (45.45%) SUSE
4 2 (18.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Presales
3 2 (18.18%) Server Building
4 1 (9.09%) BPMN
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) E-business
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) COBOL
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) VB
1 2 (18.18%) VB6
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 2 (18.18%) QA
3 1 (9.09%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Packer
1 3 (27.27%) vRealize
2 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) InterSystems
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow