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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 74 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.12% - 1.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% - 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate
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£400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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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
222 184 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 25.78% 23.53% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 131 82
Average daily rate £390 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 12
Average hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% +109.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £26.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £47.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP