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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank - 77 83
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.54% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.55% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +130.00%
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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
224 387 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.53% 34.71% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 210 79
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £35.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Intel
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Struts
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) GIS
4 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Struts
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Intel
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP