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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 73 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.24% 1.31% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.43% 4.94% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
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£320 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%
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
437 344 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 36.27% 26.54% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 173 121
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £485 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 22
Average hourly rate £14.60 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.58% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 0 12 £288 -18.14%
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (66.67%) IBM
2 18 (50.00%) UNIX
2 18 (50.00%) Finance
3 17 (47.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 15 (41.67%) JCL
4 15 (41.67%) Windows
5 9 (25.00%) Control-M
5 9 (25.00%) SLA
6 8 (22.22%) Oracle
6 8 (22.22%) DB2
6 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
6 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
7 7 (19.44%) Business Analytics
7 7 (19.44%) Analytics
7 7 (19.44%) BPEL
7 7 (19.44%) Windows NT
7 7 (19.44%) MVS
7 7 (19.44%) ETL
7 7 (19.44%) Change Management
7 7 (19.44%) Remedy
8 6 (16.67%) Banking
9 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
9 5 (13.89%) FTP
10 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) APPN
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) DB2
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) MySQL
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Architect
3 7 (19.44%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Operations Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Network Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (2.78%) Production Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) ISPF
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.33%) AS400
5 2 (5.56%) Clustering
5 2 (5.56%) VSAM
5 2 (5.56%) CMDB
6 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.78%) iSeries
6 1 (2.78%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) UNIX
2 15 (41.67%) Windows
3 7 (19.44%) Windows NT
3 7 (19.44%) MVS
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ETL
1 7 (19.44%) Change Management
1 7 (19.44%) BPEL
1 7 (19.44%) Business Analytics
1 7 (19.44%) Analytics
2 4 (11.11%) Release Management
2 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (11.11%) Scrum
2 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 4 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL
3 2 (5.56%) Server Hardening
3 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) JCL
2 4 (11.11%) COBOL
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) REXX
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) Firmware
2 3 (8.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Control-M
2 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.56%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (5.56%) CA Endevor
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) IBM
2 8 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (19.44%) Remedy
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.56%) Informatica
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Unisys
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix