The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 74 - 64
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.098% - 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% - 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
265 142 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 26.03% 23.36% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 90 128
Average daily rate £388 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £36.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Bristol region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Bristol region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) REXX
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerExchange
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) AS400

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (20.00%) PowerExchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Security Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) Content Management
1 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) REXX
1 1 (20.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) VMware