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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 51 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.54% 2.44% 2.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 10.59% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£300 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.40 £31.45
% change year-on-year
+70.73% -47.85%
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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
195 170 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.13% 23.07% 26.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 67 91
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.00 £15.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -36.36%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 14 (48.28%) UNIX
3 13 (44.83%) IBM
3 13 (44.83%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (41.38%) Banking
4 12 (41.38%) JCL
5 11 (37.93%) SLA
5 11 (37.93%) DB2
6 8 (27.59%) Windows
6 8 (27.59%) Windows NT
6 8 (27.59%) MVS
6 8 (27.59%) Control-M
7 6 (20.69%) Remedy
7 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (20.69%) COBOL
8 5 (17.24%) Java
8 5 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (17.24%) MAINVIEW
8 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.79%) NAS
9 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (13.79%) ISPF
9 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
9 4 (13.79%) Degree
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (13.79%) Change Management
9 4 (13.79%) Staffware
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 5 (17.24%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
1 4 (13.79%) NAS
2 2 (6.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Rational Rose
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
3 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) DBA
2 4 (13.79%) Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Trainee
5 1 (3.45%) Mainframe Operator
5 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) ISPF
2 3 (10.34%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Clustering
4 2 (6.90%) VSAM
4 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.45%) AS400
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) UNIX
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows NT
2 8 (27.59%) MVS
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) zOS
6 1 (3.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 2 (6.90%) UML
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Use Case
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) ETL
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.45%) System Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) JCL
2 6 (20.69%) COBOL
3 5 (17.24%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) REXX
5 1 (3.45%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) MCSE
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) Terminal Services
1 3 (10.34%) ISA Server
1 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Control-M
2 5 (17.24%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (10.34%) BladeLogic
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) IBM
2 6 (20.69%) Remedy
3 4 (13.79%) BMC
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Intel
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) ILOG
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) ION Trading