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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 48 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.94% 0.82% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.98% 3.55% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
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£300 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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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
256 169 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 32.78% 23.15% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 90 52
Average daily rate £333 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £221 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 22 (50.00%) UNIX
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (36.36%) Windows
3 14 (31.82%) SLA
3 14 (31.82%) Banking
4 13 (29.55%) Windows NT
4 13 (29.55%) ITIL
5 12 (27.27%) IBM
5 12 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (20.45%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (20.45%) Change Management
6 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
6 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
6 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000
6 9 (20.45%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) Degree
6 9 (20.45%) VMware
6 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
7 8 (18.18%) Clustering
7 8 (18.18%) DB2
7 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 8 (18.18%) Service Management
8 7 (15.91%) MVS
8 7 (15.91%) JCL
8 7 (15.91%) Remedy

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (20.45%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (15.91%) WebSphere
3 6 (13.64%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) NAS
1 6 (13.64%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) DB2
2 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.55%) PowerCenter
4 2 (4.55%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) PVCS
1 6 (13.64%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.27%) Rational Rose
General
1 22 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 8 (18.18%) Transition Manager
3 6 (13.64%) Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Administrator
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Computer Operator
6 2 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.55%) Programmer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.27%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (18.18%) Clustering
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) UNIX
2 16 (36.36%) Windows
3 13 (29.55%) Windows NT
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.45%) Windows 2000 Server
5 7 (15.91%) MVS
6 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.82%) Linux
8 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Change Management
2 9 (20.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 8 (18.18%) Service Management
4 7 (15.91%) Transition Management
5 6 (13.64%) Matrix Management
5 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.36%) ETL
6 5 (11.36%) BPEL
6 5 (11.36%) Analytics
6 5 (11.36%) Business Analytics
6 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) Release Management
7 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.55%) People Management
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.27%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) JCL
2 5 (11.36%) COBOL
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) MCSE
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.64%) Terminal Services
3 6 (13.64%) ISA Server
4 3 (6.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCOM
2 6 (13.64%) BladeLogic
3 4 (9.09%) CA Wily
3 4 (9.09%) Control-M
3 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.27%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) IBM
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 9 (20.45%) VMware
3 7 (15.91%) Remedy
4 6 (13.64%) Intel
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix
5 2 (4.55%) Informatica
5 2 (4.55%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.27%) ILOG