The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Essex 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 48 54 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 2 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.62% 0.43% 5.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.35% 1.74% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£256 - £215
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 - £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £271 - £257
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £339
% change year-on-year
- +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 16
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.95
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 - £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
126 115 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.56% 24.63% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 54
Average daily rate £386 £365 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.68% +23.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 34
Average hourly rate £25.75 £22.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.05 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £28.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
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Job
Vacancies
Brentwood - 6 £256 - 1
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (30.43%) FTP
1 7 (30.43%) Data Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) COBOL
2 6 (26.09%) Time Management
3 5 (21.74%) DB2
3 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 5 (21.74%) IBM
3 5 (21.74%) JCL
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (21.74%) Release Management
4 4 (17.39%) C
4 4 (17.39%) J2EE
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
4 4 (17.39%) Ingres
4 4 (17.39%) CICS
4 4 (17.39%) OpenROAD
4 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 4 (17.39%) RACF
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) ICL
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) MS Office
5 3 (13.04%) XML
5 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Finance

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (17.39%) MQSeries
1 4 (17.39%) CICS
1 4 (17.39%) OpenROAD
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) BASE24
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) CTI
2 1 (4.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) DB2
2 4 (17.39%) Ingres
3 2 (8.70%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Lombardi
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) OpenROAD Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) J2EE
2 3 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) ISPF
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) Ajax
3 2 (8.70%) XHTML
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) Tandem
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) zOS
5 1 (4.35%) SUSE
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Data Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) Time Management
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (21.74%) Release Management
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) Use Case
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Dependency Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.35%) Image Processing
7 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) COBOL
2 5 (21.74%) JCL
3 4 (17.39%) C
3 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) PL/1
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) ICL
3 3 (13.04%) Syncsort
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Sun
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