The 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 52 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.38% 0.99% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.33% 4.37% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£344 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
+29.50% +9.00%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Miscellaneous Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
273 183 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 32.50% 22.56% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 88 69
Average daily rate £336 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £29.25 £15.97 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.15% +12.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.00 £62.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015, 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 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (40.00%) IBM
2 16 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (37.50%) UNIX
4 11 (27.50%) Banking
5 10 (25.00%) Windows
5 10 (25.00%) ITIL
6 9 (22.50%) JCL
6 9 (22.50%) Oracle
7 8 (20.00%) DB2
7 8 (20.00%) SLA
7 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (20.00%) Service Management
7 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
8 7 (17.50%) Transition Management
8 7 (17.50%) Remedy
8 7 (17.50%) Windows NT
9 6 (15.00%) ClearCase
9 6 (15.00%) ETL
9 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.00%) Windows 2000
9 6 (15.00%) PVCS
9 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (15.00%) Change Management
9 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (15.00%) Business Analytics

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) FTP
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.00%) SAN
1 2 (5.00%) APPN
1 2 (5.00%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) DB2
2 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.00%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (15.00%) PVCS
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (27.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Transition Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Programmer
5 3 (7.50%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Programmer
6 2 (5.00%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) UNIX
2 10 (25.00%) Windows
3 7 (17.50%) Windows NT
4 6 (15.00%) Windows 2000
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (7.50%) MVS
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (20.00%) Service Management
2 8 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 7 (17.50%) Transition Management
4 6 (15.00%) ETL
4 6 (15.00%) Change Management
4 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analytics
4 6 (15.00%) Analytics
4 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (15.00%) BPEL
4 6 (15.00%) Matrix Management
5 4 (10.00%) Release Management
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) People Management
7 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) JCL
2 5 (12.50%) COBOL
3 3 (7.50%) PL/1
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) MCP
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) Firmware
2 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Control-M
1 4 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.50%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.50%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) IBM
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) Remedy
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.00%) Intel
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Informatica