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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 67 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.63% 0.77% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.73% 3.39% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
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£363 £435 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £379 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.61% -5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £60.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% +120.00%
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
349 236 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 28.47% 22.61% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 121 73
Average daily rate £350 £380 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £248 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £499 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.97 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +6.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.22 £14.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £40.00 £22.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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 March 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 March 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 +7 18 £344 - 1
Marlow - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 21 (45.65%) UNIX
3 16 (34.78%) IBM
4 15 (32.61%) Windows
4 15 (32.61%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (28.26%) Banking
5 13 (28.26%) ITIL
6 12 (26.09%) SLA
7 11 (23.91%) Windows NT
8 10 (21.74%) Oracle
8 10 (21.74%) JCL
9 9 (19.57%) DB2
10 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000
10 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
10 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (17.39%) Service Management
10 8 (17.39%) Change Management
10 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
10 8 (17.39%) VMware
10 8 (17.39%) WebSphere
10 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
10 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.22%) Transition Management
11 7 (15.22%) Business Analytics
11 7 (15.22%) Analytics

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) SAN
1 4 (8.70%) NAS
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) DB2
2 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
5 2 (4.35%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) PVCS
1 6 (13.04%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.17%) Rational Rose
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Technical Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Transition Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Developer
3 3 (6.52%) Service Transition Manager
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (6.52%) Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.52%) Administrator
3 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Operator
4 2 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (4.35%) Programmer
4 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.35%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.17%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (2.17%) Monitoring Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) UNIX
2 15 (32.61%) Windows
3 11 (23.91%) Windows NT
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 8 (17.39%) Windows 2000
5 6 (13.04%) MVS
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Service Management
2 8 (17.39%) Change Management
2 8 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
3 7 (15.22%) ETL
3 7 (15.22%) BPEL
3 7 (15.22%) Business Analytics
3 7 (15.22%) Analytics
3 7 (15.22%) Transition Management
4 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.04%) Matrix Management
4 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.70%) Release Management
6 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.52%) Scrum
6 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) JCL
2 7 (15.22%) COBOL
3 3 (6.52%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) MCSE
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware ESX
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Firmware
3 4 (8.70%) Terminal Services
3 4 (8.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCOM
2 4 (8.70%) CA Wily
2 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
2 4 (8.70%) Control-M
2 4 (8.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.17%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) IBM
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (15.22%) Remedy
5 4 (8.70%) Intel
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (4.35%) Informatica
6 2 (4.35%) Business Objects