The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 28 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.52% 0.91% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.13% 2.94% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £493 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £30.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-28.19% +9.08%
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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 Dorset region.

Miscellaneous Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
47 68 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 24.23% 30.91% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 46 19
Average daily rate £425 £395 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +50.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £18.30 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) Adabas
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL
1 2 (50.00%) NATURAL
1 2 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) Adabas
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Natural/Adabas Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) COBOL
1 2 (50.00%) NATURAL
1 2 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Informatica