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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 49 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.65% 0.88% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.70% 2.46% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £388 £406 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £403 £420
% change year-on-year
-0.06% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
Mainframe
Buckinghamshire

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
230 325 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 30.42% 35.83% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 148 97
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £40.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.25% +150.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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
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 29 April 2016, 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 (57.14%) Finance
2 15 (42.86%) Unix
3 13 (37.14%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) IBM
4 10 (28.57%) MVS
4 10 (28.57%) SLA
4 10 (28.57%) Banking
5 9 (25.71%) JCL
5 9 (25.71%) Windows NT
5 9 (25.71%) ITIL
5 9 (25.71%) Spanish Language
5 9 (25.71%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (22.86%) Control-M
6 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
7 7 (20.00%) COBOL
7 7 (20.00%) Remedy
8 6 (17.14%) Change Management
8 6 (17.14%) Retail
8 6 (17.14%) WebSphere
8 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.29%) CA Wily
9 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
10 4 (11.43%) ISPF
10 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
10 4 (11.43%) DB2
10 4 (11.43%) ATM
11 3 (8.57%) Java
11 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (8.57%) FTP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (17.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) ATM
2 3 (8.57%) FTP
3 2 (5.71%) SMS
4 1 (2.86%) SNA
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) ChangeMan
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
3 9 (25.71%) Spanish Language
4 6 (17.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Mainframe Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Mainframe Support
3 3 (8.57%) MVS Operator
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Service Support Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Support Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Operations Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Unix Operator
5 1 (2.86%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) ISPF
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.86%) APPC
3 1 (2.86%) Java EE
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) AS400
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) HACMP
3 2 (5.71%) iSeries
3 2 (5.71%) VSAM
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Unix
2 13 (37.14%) Windows
3 10 (28.57%) MVS
4 9 (25.71%) Windows NT
5 3 (8.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) CRM
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 1 (2.86%) Information Security
7 1 (2.86%) Line Management
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) JCL
2 7 (20.00%) COBOL
3 3 (8.57%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) REXX
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) RACF
1 3 (8.57%) Time Sharing Option
1 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Control-M
1 8 (22.86%) Tivoli
2 5 (14.29%) CA Wily
3 3 (8.57%) CA Endevor
4 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.86%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) IBM
2 7 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) TIBCO