The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 62 64 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -30
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 21 13 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.64% 1.29% 4.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.17% 6.70% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 10
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£340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £390 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
- +18.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
257 194 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.02% 19.32% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 101 67
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Mainframe
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +5 17 £323 -7.85%
Marlow - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 17 (51.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 17 (51.52%) IBM
3 16 (48.48%) UNIX
4 14 (42.42%) JCL
5 11 (33.33%) Banking
6 10 (30.30%) DB2
7 9 (27.27%) SLA
8 8 (24.24%) COBOL
9 7 (21.21%) MVS
9 7 (21.21%) Control-M
10 6 (18.18%) Migration
10 6 (18.18%) Windows
11 5 (15.15%) Windows NT
11 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (15.15%) Remedy
11 5 (15.15%) MAINVIEW
12 4 (12.12%) BMC
12 4 (12.12%) REXX
12 4 (12.12%) Linux
12 4 (12.12%) SQL
12 4 (12.12%) ISPF
12 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (9.09%) SaaS
13 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
13 3 (9.09%) Spanish Language
13 3 (9.09%) J2EE
13 3 (9.09%) Java

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) CICS
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) LDAP
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Rational Rose
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Spanish Language
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) General Ledger
4 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) DBA
2 4 (12.12%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (6.06%) Programmer
4 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (3.03%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (3.03%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) ISPF
2 3 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) VSAM
2 2 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) AS400
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) UNIX
2 7 (21.21%) MVS
3 6 (18.18%) Windows
4 5 (15.15%) Windows NT
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) AIX
7 2 (6.06%) Solaris
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.03%) OS/390
8 1 (3.03%) zOS
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Release Management
5 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
5 2 (6.06%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.03%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) System Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Use Case
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Data Management
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) JCL
2 8 (24.24%) COBOL
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) REXX
4 3 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (3.03%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) MCP
1 1 (3.03%) MCSE
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Control-M
2 5 (15.15%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) IBM
2 5 (15.15%) Remedy
3 4 (12.12%) BMC
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Intel
5 1 (3.03%) ILOG
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) ION Trading
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle