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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 55 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.53% 1.99% 2.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.83% 10.95% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate
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£305 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.52%
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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
166 137 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.55% 18.22% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 67 56
Average daily rate £376 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £12.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £19.80 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 14 (50.00%) UNIX
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (46.43%) IBM
2 13 (46.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (42.86%) JCL
4 11 (39.29%) SLA
4 11 (39.29%) Banking
5 10 (35.71%) DB2
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) Windows NT
6 8 (28.57%) MVS
6 8 (28.57%) Control-M
7 6 (21.43%) Remedy
7 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (17.86%) MAINVIEW
8 5 (17.86%) COBOL
9 4 (14.29%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) BMC
9 4 (14.29%) REXX
9 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (14.29%) Change Management
9 4 (14.29%) ISPF
9 4 (14.29%) Staffware
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (10.71%) NAS
10 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
1 3 (10.71%) NAS
2 2 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Rational Rose
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (39.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) DBA
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Deployment Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Operator
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Trainee
5 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Operator
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) ISPF
2 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (10.71%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) VSAM
3 2 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) UNIX
2 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows NT
2 8 (28.57%) MVS
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) zOS
6 1 (3.57%) OS/390
6 1 (3.57%) AIX
6 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Database Tuning
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Use Case
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) UML
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.57%) System Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) JCL
2 5 (17.86%) COBOL
3 4 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) REXX
4 1 (3.57%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCSE
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 2 (7.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Control-M
2 5 (17.86%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (10.71%) BladeLogic
4 2 (7.14%) SCOM
5 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) IBM
2 6 (21.43%) Remedy
3 4 (14.29%) BMC
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Intel
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) ILOG
6 1 (3.57%) ION Trading
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle