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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 51 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.35% 1.69% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.99% 5.36% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate £425 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.39 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
329 373 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 33.67% 31.53% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 163 133
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 20
Average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 £425 +32.81%
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 36 (60.00%) Unix
2 35 (58.33%) Windows
3 27 (45.00%) Finance
4 24 (40.00%) MVS
5 21 (35.00%) Control-M
5 21 (35.00%) Windows NT
5 21 (35.00%) Banking
6 19 (31.67%) JCL
6 19 (31.67%) ITIL
7 18 (30.00%) SLA
7 18 (30.00%) IBM
8 16 (26.67%) Remedy
9 15 (25.00%) Tivoli
10 13 (21.67%) FTP
10 13 (21.67%) ISPF
11 12 (20.00%) COBOL
11 12 (20.00%) REXX
11 12 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
12 11 (18.33%) Change Management
13 10 (16.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 10 (16.67%) Shell Script
13 10 (16.67%) ChangeMan
13 10 (16.67%) iSeries
13 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
14 9 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
14 9 (15.00%) Retail
15 8 (13.33%) AS400
15 8 (13.33%) Spanish Language
15 8 (13.33%) HACMP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (11.67%) CICS
1 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) FTP
2 4 (6.67%) ATM
3 2 (3.33%) SMS
3 2 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (1.67%) SNA
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) DB2
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Easytrieve
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) ChangeMan
2 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (45.00%) Finance
2 21 (35.00%) Banking
3 9 (15.00%) Retail
4 8 (13.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) MVS Operator
2 10 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Unix Operator
4 5 (8.33%) Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Junior
7 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Computer Operator
7 2 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Systems Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) ISPF
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.67%) APPC
4 1 (1.67%) Java EE
4 1 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (16.67%) iSeries
2 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (13.33%) AS400
3 8 (13.33%) HACMP
4 6 (10.00%) VSAM
5 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (60.00%) Unix
2 35 (58.33%) Windows
3 24 (40.00%) MVS
4 21 (35.00%) Windows NT
5 7 (11.67%) zOS
6 1 (1.67%) HPUX
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) ITIL
2 11 (18.33%) Change Management
3 7 (11.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.67%) Information Security
7 1 (1.67%) Line Management
7 1 (1.67%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.67%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) JCL
2 12 (20.00%) COBOL
2 12 (20.00%) REXX
3 10 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.67%) Assembly Language
4 4 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) C++
4 4 (6.67%) CLIST
4 4 (6.67%) Perl
4 4 (6.67%) VBA
5 3 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) C
6 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (16.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (5.00%) RACF
4 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (35.00%) Control-M
2 15 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (10.00%) MAINVIEW
4 5 (8.33%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.67%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) IBM
2 16 (26.67%) Remedy
3 4 (6.67%) CA
3 4 (6.67%) Micro Focus
4 2 (3.33%) ILOG
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) Sun
5 1 (1.67%) TIBCO