The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 18 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 Kent 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 36 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.46% 1.15% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 4.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £308 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £394 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.43%
Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 83 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.88% 23.92% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 44
Average daily rate £350 £308 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% +10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £480 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.25 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% +32.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 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
Chatham - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Mainframe
South East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (100.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
2 1 (50.00%) B2B
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) JAXB
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Informatica
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) Intranet
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) JMX
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) BODI
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Designer
1 1 (50.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML Schema
1 1 (50.00%) JAXB
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) JMX
1 1 (50.00%) JSF
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (50.00%) EJB
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iSeries
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) B2B
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Validation
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cognos
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Business Objects