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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 122 120 110
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.19% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.73% 1.35% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
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£463 £431 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -9.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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
684 741 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.85% 28.49% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 374 180
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 42
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.11 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £11.90 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +4 2 £200 -54.28%
Bracknell +2 1 £425 -6.84%
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (57.14%) DB2
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Intel
4 3 (21.43%) Software AG
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) webMethods
4 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (14.29%) iSeries
5 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 2 (14.29%) RPG/400
5 2 (14.29%) RPG IV
5 2 (14.29%) SWIFT
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) AS400
5 2 (14.29%) Misys Midas
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
5 2 (14.29%) ERwin
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) UML

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ERwin
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) XMLSpy
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) German Language
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) webMethods Developer
2 2 (14.29%) AS400 Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior AS400 Developer
3 1 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JMS
1 2 (14.29%) JDBC
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) XSD
1 2 (14.29%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) iSeries
1 2 (14.29%) SWIFT
1 2 (14.29%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) SOA
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
1 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 2 (14.29%) UML
2 2 (14.29%) DSDM
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) RPG/400
2 2 (14.29%) RPG IV
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) RPG
2 2 (14.29%) REXX
3 1 (7.14%) PL/1
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Intel
2 3 (21.43%) Software AG
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (21.43%) webMethods
3 2 (14.29%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio