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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 44 58 38
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 10 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.40% 1.34% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.55% 4.86% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£284 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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 Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
117 185 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.06% 27.49% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 96 41
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £478 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 14
Average hourly rate £32.10 £17.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.82% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.93 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.68 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) JCL
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) DB2
3 9 (52.94%) COBOL
4 8 (47.06%) SELCOPY
5 7 (41.18%) CA Gen
5 7 (41.18%) ISPF
5 7 (41.18%) Assembly Language
5 7 (41.18%) REXX
6 6 (35.29%) Migration
7 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (29.41%) Project Management
7 5 (29.41%) CICS
7 5 (29.41%) UNIX
8 1 (5.88%) Back Office
8 1 (5.88%) Legal
8 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (5.88%) Websense
8 1 (5.88%) VMware
8 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 1 (5.88%) JBoss
8 1 (5.88%) Apache
8 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.88%) LAN
8 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
8 1 (5.88%) SNMP
8 1 (5.88%) SLA
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco
8 1 (5.88%) IBM
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (29.41%) CICS
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) SNMP
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
1 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) DBA
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe DBA
4 2 (11.76%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) JCL
2 10 (58.82%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) COBOL
4 8 (47.06%) SELCOPY
5 7 (41.18%) Assembly Language
5 7 (41.18%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Websense
1 1 (5.88%) VMware
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco
1 1 (5.88%) IBM
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle