The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 39 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.30% - 2.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% - 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £397 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +89.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
92 109 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.79% 32.44% 34.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 40 72
Average daily rate £370 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £700 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 21
Average hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.75 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Cambridge region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Mainframe
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (100.00%) Alias
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Message Broker

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) BMC
1 1 (100.00%) Alias