The 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 60 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.40% 1.01% 1.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.91% 2.94% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£444 £161 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.62% -57.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £161 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £161 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £371
% change year-on-year
- +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £29.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £19.00 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+35.52% +4.33%
Mainframe
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
179 204 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.73% 34.23% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 96 54
Average daily rate £400 £336 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.22% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £133 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 45 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 £22.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +26.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +9 5 £444 -
Brentwood - - - -
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (47.37%) CICS
1 9 (47.37%) JCL
2 8 (42.11%) ISPF
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (31.58%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) DB2
5 5 (26.32%) COBOL
5 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 4 (21.05%) MQSeries
6 4 (21.05%) J2EE
6 4 (21.05%) ATM
6 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 4 (21.05%) RACF
6 4 (21.05%) BASE24
6 4 (21.05%) Tandem
6 4 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (21.05%) VisionPLUS
6 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Data Conversion
6 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
7 3 (15.79%) Syncsort
7 3 (15.79%) FTP
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) Windows
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) PL/1
8 2 (10.53%) Automotive
8 2 (10.53%) Release Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (47.37%) CICS
2 4 (21.05%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) BASE24
1 4 (21.05%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) ATM
2 3 (15.79%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) CTI
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Ingres
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) IDMS
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Lombardi
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Operational Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) ISPF
2 4 (21.05%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Tandem
1 4 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (21.05%) Data Conversion
1 4 (21.05%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.26%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) OpenVMS
3 1 (5.26%) zOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) SUSE
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
1 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Image Processing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Governance
4 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JCL
2 5 (26.32%) COBOL
3 2 (10.53%) PL/1
4 1 (5.26%) PeopleCode
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.26%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) RACF
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Syncsort
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Websense
4 1 (5.26%) VMware