The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 31 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.33% 1.36% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.02% 6.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£385 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +139.13%
Mainframe
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
47 72 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.66% 19.62% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 53 47
Average daily rate £450 £363 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £564 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.83 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Northamptonshire region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +3 6 £340 -32.00%
Mainframe
East Midlands

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 7 (70.00%) UNIX
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Intel
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) REXX
4 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (10.00%) SLA
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Perforce
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) VB

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Trainee Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Trainee
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Trainee Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Operator
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) UNIX
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) HPUX
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
1 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (10.00%) Monte Carlo Method
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
1 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (10.00%) People Management
1 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) COBIT
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Sun
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Intel
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Perforce
2 1 (10.00%) VMware