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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 48 44 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.58% 1.78% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.29% 6.06% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £242 £322 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.77% -17.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
131 132 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.54% 29.40% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 65 95
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £213 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £242 -
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) JCL
3 4 (36.36%) System Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Automotive
3 4 (36.36%) FTP
3 4 (36.36%) J2EE
3 4 (36.36%) COBOL
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) MS Access
4 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
4 3 (27.27%) REXX
4 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
4 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) VME
5 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 2 (18.18%) Fujitsu
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 2 (18.18%) Campaign Management
5 2 (18.18%) Line Management
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) ANSI C
5 2 (18.18%) C
5 2 (18.18%) SOA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 3 (27.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) PVCS
General
1 4 (36.36%) Automotive
2 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (18.18%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) J2EE
2 2 (18.18%) JSP
2 2 (18.18%) Servlets
2 2 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) XML Schema
2 2 (18.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Solaris
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) VME
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Campaign Management
4 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) RUP
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) COBOL
2 4 (36.36%) JCL
3 3 (27.27%) REXX
4 2 (18.18%) ANSI C
4 2 (18.18%) C
5 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) BEA
1 2 (18.18%) Fujitsu
1 2 (18.18%) IBM
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Capita