The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Reading region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 75 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.39% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £275 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.00% +1.74%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
223 177 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.65% 22.93% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 64 104
Average daily rate £370 £352 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% -3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Mainframe
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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 5 (55.56%) IBM
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) DB2
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) E-business
4 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (22.22%) VBA
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) MS Access
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (22.22%) Business Objects
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Budget Control
4 2 (22.22%) QlikView
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) MS Access
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) QlikView
2 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) DataStage
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Report Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Storage Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) MDX
3 1 (11.11%) ISPF
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
1 1 (11.11%) MVS
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) E-business
2 2 (22.22%) Low Latency
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) Budget Control
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBA
3 1 (11.11%) REXX
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) JCL
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Business Objects
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco