The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 124 112 130
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.18% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 2.05% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £375 £475 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +375.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £394 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.43%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
572 439 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.04% 17.86% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 162 278
Average daily rate £375 £355 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £13.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Mainframe
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 3 £275 -45.00% 1
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (37.50%) DB2
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (25.00%) ETL
3 4 (25.00%) CICS
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (18.75%) RACF
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) E-business
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (12.50%) ISPF
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (12.50%) MDX
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Ab Initio
5 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
5 2 (12.50%) Budget Control
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP SD
1 1 (6.25%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (12.50%) QlikView
3 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (12.50%) DataStage
3 2 (12.50%) MS Access
3 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) XPEDITER
1 1 (6.25%) ChangeMan
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Report Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Data Integration Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) ISPF
2 2 (12.50%) MDX
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) Flash
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ETL
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (18.75%) E-business
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 2 (12.50%) Budget Control
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Code Coverage
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JCL
3 2 (12.50%) VBA
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) RACF
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Ab Initio
4 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Informatica
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp