The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 60 59 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.91% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.95% 1.03% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £504 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £386 £361
% change year-on-year
+8.73% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.67%
Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
177 97 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.90% 15.23% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 61 86
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford - - - - 1
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SAS
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Informatica
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) VB6
5 1 (14.29%) zOS
5 1 (14.29%) IBM

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
2 2 (28.57%) SAS
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) zOS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
1 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 2 (28.57%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB6
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft