The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank - 41 23
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.32% 3.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.35% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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 Cardiff region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
55 74 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.86% 23.57% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 28
Average daily rate £325 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.06 £18.20 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Cardiff region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Mainframe
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (100.00%) SAS
1 3 (100.00%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Credit Risk
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Retail

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (100.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL