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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 64 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.51% 1.19% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 4.60% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate
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- £369 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +18.75%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
272 174 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.47% 25.78% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 89 107
Average daily rate £375 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £162 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £13.40 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
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 4 August 2015. 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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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
Stevenage - 1 - -
Mainframe
East of England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (41.67%) IBM
1 5 (41.67%) CA
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) DB2
3 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 2 (16.67%) MVS
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) FTP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) DataStage

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ChangeMan
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) ISPF
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) HACMP
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
2 1 (8.33%) DataPower
2 1 (8.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) MVS
2 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) REXX
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
1 5 (41.67%) CA
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) VMware