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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 62 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 19 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.47% 1.55% 3.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.17% 8.25% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £390 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
265 194 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.56% 18.74% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 102 62
Average daily rate £350 £365 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +16.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 22
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £13.70 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -1 14 £305 -12.85%
Marlow - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 18 (51.43%) IBM
3 17 (48.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (45.71%) UNIX
5 14 (40.00%) JCL
6 11 (31.43%) DB2
6 11 (31.43%) Banking
7 9 (25.71%) COBOL
7 9 (25.71%) SLA
8 7 (20.00%) MVS
8 7 (20.00%) Control-M
9 6 (17.14%) Migration
9 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) Windows NT
10 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (14.29%) MAINVIEW
10 5 (14.29%) Remedy
11 4 (11.43%) BMC
11 4 (11.43%) REXX
11 4 (11.43%) Linux
11 4 (11.43%) Java
11 4 (11.43%) SQL
11 4 (11.43%) ISPF
11 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (11.43%) Staffware
12 3 (8.57%) SaaS
12 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
12 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (8.57%) WebSphere

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) SAS
3 1 (2.86%) CICS
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Rational Rose
General
1 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Spanish Language
4 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.71%) General Ledger
4 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) DBA
2 4 (11.43%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (5.71%) Programmer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (2.86%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) ISPF
2 3 (8.57%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) JSON
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (5.71%) VSAM
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) UNIX
2 7 (20.00%) MVS
3 6 (17.14%) Windows
4 5 (14.29%) Windows NT
5 4 (11.43%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.71%) zOS
7 2 (5.71%) AIX
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.86%) OS/390
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
5 2 (5.71%) Release Management
5 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Database Tuning
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) System Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Data Mapping
6 1 (2.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) JCL
2 9 (25.71%) COBOL
3 4 (11.43%) REXX
3 4 (11.43%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Control-M
2 5 (14.29%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) IBM
2 5 (14.29%) Remedy
3 4 (11.43%) BMC
4 2 (5.71%) ILOG
4 2 (5.71%) Intel
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) VMware