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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 62 72 84
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 0.50% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 2.21% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -18.64%
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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
181 226 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 22.49% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 110 95
Average daily rate £361 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 5
Average hourly rate £15.63 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £8.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £22.98 £19.20
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 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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) SAP
3 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) MDX
4 1 (25.00%) QlikView
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Struts
4 1 (25.00%) XML

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Struts
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects