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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 56 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.63% 0.85% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.16% 2.71% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
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- £504 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £60.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% +120.00%
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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
185 221 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 29.13% 31.44% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 101 68
Average daily rate £375 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £178 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.40 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) MVS
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) JCL
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Teradata
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) DataPower
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DataStage
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Teradata Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) MVS
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Teradata
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle