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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 57 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.46% 1.32% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.79% 5.06% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
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£288 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.14% +0.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%
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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
317 237 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 38.47% 26.13% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 127 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £200 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 18
Average hourly rate £14.20 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.02 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.18 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 21 (67.74%) IBM
2 17 (54.84%) UNIX
3 16 (51.61%) Finance
4 15 (48.39%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (45.16%) Windows
6 12 (38.71%) JCL
7 9 (29.03%) Control-M
7 9 (29.03%) SLA
8 8 (25.81%) Oracle
8 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (22.58%) Change Management
9 7 (22.58%) MVS
9 7 (22.58%) Remedy
9 7 (22.58%) Windows NT
10 6 (19.35%) DB2
10 6 (19.35%) ETL
10 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
10 6 (19.35%) Business Analytics
10 6 (19.35%) Analytics
10 6 (19.35%) BPEL
10 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
11 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
11 5 (16.13%) Banking
11 5 (16.13%) FTP
12 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
12 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
12 4 (12.90%) Firmware
12 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000
12 4 (12.90%) MS Excel

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) FTP
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) DB2
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) ChangeMan
2 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Support Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Technical Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Production Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) ISPF
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (9.68%) AS400
5 2 (6.45%) Clustering
5 2 (6.45%) VSAM
5 2 (6.45%) CMDB
6 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
6 1 (3.23%) iSeries
6 1 (3.23%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) UNIX
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) Windows NT
3 7 (22.58%) MVS
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Change Management
2 6 (19.35%) ETL
2 6 (19.35%) BPEL
2 6 (19.35%) Business Analytics
2 6 (19.35%) Analytics
3 4 (12.90%) Release Management
3 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.90%) Scrum
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
3 4 (12.90%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.45%) Server Hardening
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) JCL
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) REXX
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) COBOL
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.90%) Firmware
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Control-M
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
3 2 (6.45%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (6.45%) CA Endevor
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) IBM
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 7 (22.58%) Remedy
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
5 2 (6.45%) Informatica
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix