The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 71 78 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 8 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.66% 0.37% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.20% 2.05% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
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£305 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 - £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £329 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.02% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
IBM 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 Buckinghamshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
250 195 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.51% 17.87% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 96 67
Average daily rate £365 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 24
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £12.85 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.98 £42.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
Milton Keynes +7 5 £305 -
IBM Mainframe
South East

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 17 (100.00%) IBM
1 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (64.71%) JCL
3 10 (58.82%) DB2
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
4 8 (47.06%) COBOL
5 5 (29.41%) Banking
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) ISPF
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (23.53%) MAINVIEW
6 4 (23.53%) BMC
6 4 (23.53%) REXX
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) J2EE
7 3 (17.65%) UNIX
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Spanish Language
8 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) VSAM
8 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
8 2 (11.76%) Java
8 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (11.76%) Remedy
8 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (11.76%) Staffware
8 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
9 1 (5.88%) Control-M

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CICS
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Staffware
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Spanish Language
4 2 (11.76%) General Ledger
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) DB2 DBA
2 4 (23.53%) DBA
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) ISPF
2 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) VSAM
2 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) OS/390
2 1 (5.88%) MVS
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) UML
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) System Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JCL
2 8 (47.06%) COBOL
3 4 (23.53%) REXX
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (5.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) BMC
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) ION Trading