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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 51 45 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.38% 0.81% 5.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.02% 2.41% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
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£375 - £255
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 13
Average hourly rate £29.25 £15.95 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.38% -47.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £15.59 £27.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £16.31 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.40 £31.45
% change year-on-year
+70.73% -47.85%
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
171 166 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 33.86% 33.67% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 74 51
Average daily rate £375 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £538 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -36.36%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Essex region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 September 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Brentwood - 4 £238 -
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) COBOL
3 5 (25.00%) DB2
3 5 (25.00%) ATM
3 5 (25.00%) BASE24
3 5 (25.00%) Tandem
3 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) Data Conversion
4 4 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (20.00%) Time Management
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (20.00%) RACF
4 4 (20.00%) JCL
4 4 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
4 4 (20.00%) CICS
4 4 (20.00%) MQSeries
4 4 (20.00%) J2EE
5 3 (15.00%) PL/1
5 3 (15.00%) FTP
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Release Management
5 3 (15.00%) ISPF
5 3 (15.00%) Syncsort
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Use Case
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.00%) Automotive
6 2 (10.00%) Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (20.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) BASE24
2 4 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) ATM
2 3 (15.00%) FTP
3 1 (5.00%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) Ingres
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) IDMS
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Lombardi
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 3 (15.00%) ISPF
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Tandem
1 5 (25.00%) Data Conversion
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.00%) OpenVMS
2 1 (5.00%) zOS
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) SUSE
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) Time Management
3 3 (15.00%) Release Management
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Master Data Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Image Processing
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Data Management
5 1 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (5.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) COBOL
2 4 (20.00%) JCL
3 3 (15.00%) PL/1
4 1 (5.00%) PeopleCode
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.00%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Syncsort
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya