The 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 63 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.38% 1.52% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 4.76% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 6
Average daily rate
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- £300 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
273 252 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.64% 32.02% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 130 81
Average daily rate £388 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.96% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -46.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.20 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) iSeries
3 1 (12.50%) ISPF
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) AS400
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) REXX

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) HACMP
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Requirements Management
1 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
1 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) REXX
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft