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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 70 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 24 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.75% 1.17% 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.59% 4.59% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
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£310 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -1.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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
429 305 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.36% 25.59% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 152 120
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 20
Average hourly rate £18.07 £11.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.27% -16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £9.38 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.16 £16.50 £27.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +1 21 £310 -3.12% 2
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 19 (59.38%) UNIX
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 11 (34.38%) IBM
3 11 (34.38%) MVS
3 11 (34.38%) Control-M
3 11 (34.38%) Finance
4 10 (31.25%) JCL
5 9 (28.13%) Remedy
6 8 (25.00%) SLA
6 8 (25.00%) ITIL
6 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 6 (18.75%) DB2
7 6 (18.75%) Windows NT
7 6 (18.75%) Change Management
8 5 (15.63%) FTP
8 5 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.50%) HP
9 4 (12.50%) Java
9 4 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
9 4 (12.50%) Internet
10 3 (9.38%) Intranet
10 3 (9.38%) ILOG
10 3 (9.38%) REXX
10 3 (9.38%) zOS
10 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
10 3 (9.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (9.38%) AS400
10 3 (9.38%) Firewall
10 3 (9.38%) COBOL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) FTP
2 4 (12.50%) Internet
3 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 3 (9.38%) Intranet
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ChangeMan
2 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Junior
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Junior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Operator
5 2 (6.25%) Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Change Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) ISPF
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) AS400
4 2 (6.25%) VSAM
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) CMDB
5 1 (3.13%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.13%) iSeries
5 1 (3.13%) HACMP
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) UNIX
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 11 (34.38%) MVS
4 6 (18.75%) Windows NT
5 3 (9.38%) zOS
6 1 (3.13%) HPUX
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.38%) Software Deployment
3 3 (9.38%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Scrum
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Test Management
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) JCL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) COBOL
3 3 (9.38%) REXX
4 2 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 3 (9.38%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) Control-M
2 4 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
4 2 (6.25%) CA Endevor
5 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) IBM
2 9 (28.13%) Remedy
3 4 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) ILOG
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) hybris
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Unisys
6 1 (3.13%) Sun