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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 62 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.63% 1.84% 2.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.49% 8.33% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 12
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£295 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £320 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £24.53
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -27.82%
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
308 228 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.08% 22.11% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 103 113
Average daily rate £350 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £12.00 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.25 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 October 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 October 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 -4 19 £290 -7.20% 2
Marlow - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (50.00%) UNIX
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Banking
3 15 (35.71%) SLA
4 13 (30.95%) IBM
4 13 (30.95%) Windows
4 13 (30.95%) MVS
5 12 (28.57%) JCL
5 12 (28.57%) Windows NT
5 12 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
6 11 (26.19%) COBOL
7 10 (23.81%) Control-M
8 9 (21.43%) DB2
9 8 (19.05%) ITIL
9 8 (19.05%) Remedy
10 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (11.90%) Intel
12 5 (11.90%) MCSE
12 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000
12 5 (11.90%) Java
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
12 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (11.90%) SAN
12 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (11.90%) NAS
12 5 (11.90%) Degree
12 5 (11.90%) Change Management
12 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.52%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) CICS
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) SAN
1 5 (11.90%) NAS
2 2 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) PowerCenter
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) PVCS
1 3 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.76%) Rational Rose
General
1 21 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Spanish Language
4 3 (7.14%) Retail
5 2 (4.76%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) Developer
2 4 (9.52%) Administrator
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (7.14%) Transition Manager
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (7.14%) Consultant
3 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (4.76%) Programmer
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Deployment Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.38%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (2.38%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (2.38%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.52%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) VSAM
4 2 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.38%) AS400
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) UNIX
2 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) MVS
3 12 (28.57%) Windows NT
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) Windows 2000
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.14%) Linux
7 2 (4.76%) zOS
8 1 (2.38%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Change Management
2 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Transition Management
4 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 2 (4.76%) Matrix Management
5 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Time Management
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.76%) UML
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) Project Management
6 1 (2.38%) Data Management
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) JCL
2 11 (26.19%) COBOL
3 5 (11.90%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) PL/1
5 1 (2.38%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) MCSE
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.52%) Terminal Services
1 4 (9.52%) ISA Server
1 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Control-M
2 4 (9.52%) BladeLogic
3 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) CA Wily
3 3 (7.14%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.76%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) IBM
2 8 (19.05%) Remedy
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) Intel
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) ILOG
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