The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 73 44 68
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +24
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.43% 2.72% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 8.79% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Median daily rate £395 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £425 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.39 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+147.36% -51.89%

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
297 307 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.83% 30.98% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 144 166
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.14 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.35% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £13.39 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £25.80 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -22 3 £395 +1.93%
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 10 (52.63%) Unix
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
2 9 (47.37%) zOS
2 9 (47.37%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (42.11%) Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Tivoli
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) DB2
6 5 (26.32%) IIS
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Solaris
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) Windows NT
6 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
6 5 (26.32%) ATM
6 5 (26.32%) SLA
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 5 (26.32%) SAN
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) MVS
6 5 (26.32%) Logistics
6 5 (26.32%) SCCM
6 5 (26.32%) CA Wily
6 5 (26.32%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (21.05%) Spanish Language
7 4 (21.05%) Release Management
7 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (47.37%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (47.37%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) IIS
2 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) ATM
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Easytrieve
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Financial Institution
3 4 (21.05%) Spanish Language
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Deployment Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Middleware Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) MVS Operator
3 2 (10.53%) Unix Operator
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) CICS Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Junior
4 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Unix
2 9 (47.37%) zOS
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) MVS
3 5 (26.32%) Solaris
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Logistics
2 5 (26.32%) Matrix Organization
3 4 (21.05%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JCL
3 1 (5.26%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Tivoli
2 5 (26.32%) CA Wily
2 5 (26.32%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) CA Endevor
3 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) ILOG
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy