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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 114 131 133
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 0.85% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £24.53
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -27.82%
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
750 703 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.46% 26.79% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 367 284
Average daily rate £376 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.43% +27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.60 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 October 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 October 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 +16 5 £475 +18.75%
Slough - 2 - -
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) DB2
3 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 6 (37.50%) IBM
3 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 5 (31.25%) Intel
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) DSDM
5 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
5 4 (25.00%) Internet
5 4 (25.00%) ERwin
5 4 (25.00%) RPG
5 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (25.00%) AS400
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Misys Midas
5 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (25.00%) iSeries
5 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (25.00%) RPG/400
5 4 (25.00%) RPG IV
5 4 (25.00%) SWIFT
5 4 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) ERwin
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) German Language
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) AS400 Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior AS400 Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) JSON
1 1 (6.25%) RESTful
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
1 1 (6.25%) Struts
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) AS400
1 4 (25.00%) iSeries
1 4 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
1 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 4 (25.00%) DSDM
2 4 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) RPG
2 4 (25.00%) RPG/400
2 4 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (12.50%) C
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PL/1
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Intel
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Unisys
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods
4 1 (6.25%) Software AG
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio