The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Milton Keynes 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 47 53 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.95% 1.80% 5.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.71% 8.57% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate
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£323 £350 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +24.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £350 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £350 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £339
% change year-on-year
- +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
175 140 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.11% 20.96% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 69 37
Average daily rate £351 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 12
Average hourly rate £15.89 £14.96 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% +4.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
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Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (52.00%) IBM
1 13 (52.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (48.00%) UNIX
2 12 (48.00%) JCL
3 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 10 (40.00%) DB2
5 9 (36.00%) SLA
5 9 (36.00%) Banking
6 7 (28.00%) MVS
6 7 (28.00%) Control-M
7 6 (24.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.00%) COBOL
8 5 (20.00%) Windows NT
8 5 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
8 5 (20.00%) Remedy
8 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (16.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) BMC
9 4 (16.00%) REXX
9 4 (16.00%) Migration
9 4 (16.00%) ISPF
9 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (12.00%) Java
10 3 (12.00%) J2EE
10 3 (12.00%) Linux
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (12.00%) Change Management
10 3 (12.00%) Staffware
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LDAP
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) DBA
2 4 (16.00%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Operator
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (4.00%) Programmer
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Trainee
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Operator
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) ISPF
2 3 (12.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) VSAM
2 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.00%) AS400
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) UNIX
2 7 (28.00%) MVS
3 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 2 (8.00%) Solaris
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.00%) OS/390
7 1 (4.00%) zOS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Time Management
4 2 (8.00%) Release Management
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Use Case
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) UML
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) System Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JCL
2 5 (20.00%) COBOL
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) REXX
4 3 (12.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Control-M
2 5 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (4.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) IBM
2 5 (20.00%) Remedy
3 4 (16.00%) BMC
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Intel
5 1 (4.00%) ILOG
5 1 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) ION Trading
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle