The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 63 73 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.11% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.40% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£485 £600 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.16% +62.71%
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%
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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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
251 253 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.17% 27.12% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 119 117
Average daily rate £425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 16
Average hourly rate £29.13 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.28% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £9.55 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £22.50 £22.92
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 Reading

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Reading region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Mainframe
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (100.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) CA
2 3 (60.00%) REXX
3 2 (40.00%) iSeries
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) zOS
3 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (40.00%) RACF
3 2 (40.00%) AS400
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Maximo
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) SAN

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DBA
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe DBA
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (40.00%) DB2 DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) AS400
1 2 (40.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) REXX
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) CA
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix