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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 116 118 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 10 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.28% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.92% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
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£438 £318 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.79% +10.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £264 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £544 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +18.75%
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
782 763 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.64% 30.31% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 383 294
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 35
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.43 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% +2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.25 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £40.15 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
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 4 August 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
Bracknell -2 3 - - 1
Reading -7 2 £475 -20.83%
Slough -2 1 - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 13 (68.42%) DB2
2 12 (63.16%) zOS
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL
4 9 (47.37%) UNIX
4 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
5 8 (42.11%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) Windows
6 7 (36.84%) AIX
6 7 (36.84%) AS400
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) Maximo
7 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
7 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
7 6 (31.58%) iSeries
7 6 (31.58%) SAP
7 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) SAN
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (26.32%) Oracle
8 5 (26.32%) Retail
8 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (21.05%) COBOL
9 4 (21.05%) Java
9 4 (21.05%) SOAP
9 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
10 3 (15.79%) XML
10 3 (15.79%) XSD
10 3 (15.79%) JUnit

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) DB2
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) JUnit
1 3 (15.79%) XMLSpy
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Developer
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) webMethods Developer
1 3 (15.79%) Technical Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Designer
3 1 (5.26%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Automated Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) DBA
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 3 (15.79%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) XSD
2 3 (15.79%) WSDL
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) AS400
2 6 (31.58%) iSeries
3 2 (10.53%) Wiki
4 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) zOS
2 9 (47.37%) UNIX
3 8 (42.11%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) UML
2 3 (15.79%) SOA
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Service Management
2 3 (15.79%) ITSM
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Budget Control
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) COBOL
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) VB
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) VB6
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) REXX
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) TickIT
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) NFS
1 1 (5.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
2 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.26%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 6 (31.58%) SAP
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
5 3 (15.79%) Software AG
5 3 (15.79%) webMethods
6 2 (10.53%) CA
6 2 (10.53%) Intel
7 1 (5.26%) HP
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