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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 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
Mainframes
Rank 61 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 18 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.48% 1.65% 2.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.20% 9.23% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
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£340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £390 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -18.64%
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%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 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 +2 13 £305 -12.85%
Marlow - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 18 (50.00%) IBM
3 17 (47.22%) UNIX
3 17 (47.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (38.89%) JCL
5 12 (33.33%) Banking
6 11 (30.56%) SLA
6 11 (30.56%) DB2
7 9 (25.00%) COBOL
8 8 (22.22%) Windows
8 8 (22.22%) MVS
8 8 (22.22%) Control-M
9 7 (19.44%) Windows NT
10 6 (16.67%) Remedy
10 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (16.67%) Migration
11 5 (13.89%) MAINVIEW
12 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (11.11%) Change Management
12 4 (11.11%) Linux
12 4 (11.11%) BMC
12 4 (11.11%) REXX
12 4 (11.11%) Java
12 4 (11.11%) SQL
12 4 (11.11%) ISPF
12 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (11.11%) Staffware
13 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis

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 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 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 3 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
1 2 (5.56%) LDAP
1 2 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Rational Rose
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Spanish Language
4 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 4 (11.11%) DBA
2 4 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (8.33%) Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (5.56%) Programmer
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.56%) Deployment Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) ISPF
2 3 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.56%) VSAM
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) UNIX
2 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) MVS
3 7 (19.44%) Windows NT
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) zOS
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.56%) AIX
5 2 (5.56%) Solaris
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Change Management
2 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Release Management
4 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Database Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Data Mapping
5 1 (2.78%) System Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Data Management
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) JCL
2 9 (25.00%) COBOL
3 4 (11.11%) REXX
3 4 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.56%) MCSE
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Control-M
2 5 (13.89%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (5.56%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (16.67%) Remedy
3 4 (11.11%) BMC
4 3 (8.33%) Intel
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) ILOG
6 1 (2.78%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix