The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Croydon 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 21 12 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.83% 4.48% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.68% 21.43% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £525 £485 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -11.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.98 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.00% +1.50%
Miscellaneous Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
31 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 29.25% 20.90% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 13
Average daily rate £430 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Mainframe
London

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) AS400
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (80.00%) SUSE
2 4 (80.00%) AIX
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) EMC
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) BMC
2 4 (80.00%) Hitachi
2 4 (80.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Avaya
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) Replication

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
General
1 4 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) AS400
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) AIX
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) SUSE
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Data Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (80.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) SRDF
2 2 (40.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) EMC
1 4 (80.00%) BMC
1 4 (80.00%) Hitachi
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Avaya
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Brocade
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Wyse
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Intel