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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 68 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.53% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 1.50% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£575 £360 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.72% +30.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +21.87%
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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
267 200 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 28.53% 22.96% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 139 106
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.20 £26.25 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +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 1 September 2015, 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 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (28.57%) MVS
2 2 (28.57%) RACF
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) AS400
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) B2B
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) DB2

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) MVS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (14.29%) Content Management
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) B2B
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) RACF
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) CA