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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 45 46 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.40% 2.92% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.54% 8.46% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate £406 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.39 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
260 272 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 36.78% 34.52% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 121 98
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.07 £15.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 33 (66.00%) Unix
2 32 (64.00%) Windows
3 22 (44.00%) MVS
4 20 (40.00%) Finance
5 19 (38.00%) Control-M
5 19 (38.00%) Windows NT
6 18 (36.00%) JCL
6 18 (36.00%) SLA
7 17 (34.00%) ITIL
7 17 (34.00%) Banking
8 16 (32.00%) Remedy
9 13 (26.00%) Tivoli
9 13 (26.00%) IBM
10 12 (24.00%) ISPF
11 11 (22.00%) Change Management
11 11 (22.00%) Time Sharing Option
11 11 (22.00%) REXX
12 10 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 10 (20.00%) Shell Script
12 10 (20.00%) FTP
12 10 (20.00%) iSeries
12 10 (20.00%) ChangeMan
13 9 (18.00%) Retail
13 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
13 9 (18.00%) COBOL
14 8 (16.00%) HACMP
14 8 (16.00%) AS400
15 7 (14.00%) zOS
16 6 (12.00%) MAINVIEW

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (12.00%) CICS
1 6 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) FTP
2 3 (6.00%) ATM
3 2 (4.00%) SMS
4 1 (2.00%) SNA
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) DB2
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Easytrieve
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) ChangeMan
2 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 17 (34.00%) Banking
3 9 (18.00%) Retail
4 6 (12.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) MVS Operator
2 10 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Unix Operator
4 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Junior
7 2 (4.00%) Computer Operator
7 2 (4.00%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Deployment Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Support
7 2 (4.00%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Service Support Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Support Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) ISPF
2 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) APPC
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) iSeries
2 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (16.00%) AS400
3 8 (16.00%) HACMP
4 5 (10.00%) VSAM
5 4 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (66.00%) Unix
2 32 (64.00%) Windows
3 22 (44.00%) MVS
4 19 (38.00%) Windows NT
5 7 (14.00%) zOS
6 1 (2.00%) HPUX
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) ITIL
2 11 (22.00%) Change Management
3 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) Information Security
7 1 (2.00%) Line Management
7 1 (2.00%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) JCL
2 11 (22.00%) REXX
3 10 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 9 (18.00%) COBOL
5 3 (6.00%) Assembly Language
5 3 (6.00%) C#
5 3 (6.00%) C++
5 3 (6.00%) CLIST
5 3 (6.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) Perl
5 3 (6.00%) VBA
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (6.00%) RACF
4 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (38.00%) Control-M
2 13 (26.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (12.00%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (6.00%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.00%) CA Endevor
5 1 (2.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Remedy
2 13 (26.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) CA
3 3 (6.00%) Micro Focus
4 2 (4.00%) ILOG
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
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