The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 239 236 228
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 4 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.55% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
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£350 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £343 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £358 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.88% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.95 £30.40
% change year-on-year
- -47.53%
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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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2584 2168 2521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.84% 24.82% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1141 1132
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 124 183
Average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £350 +12.00%
West Sussex - - - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 16 (100.00%) IBM
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) JCL
3 9 (56.25%) COBOL
3 9 (56.25%) DB2
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
6 3 (18.75%) J2EE
6 3 (18.75%) VSAM
6 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
6 3 (18.75%) Spanish Language
6 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) System Testing
7 2 (12.50%) ISPF
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) BMC
7 2 (12.50%) REXX
7 2 (12.50%) Remedy
7 2 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
7 2 (12.50%) Staffware
8 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (6.25%) Control-M

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) CICS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Staffware
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Rose
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
3 3 (18.75%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) ISPF
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (18.75%) VSAM
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) OS/390
2 1 (6.25%) MVS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) System Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JCL
1 9 (56.25%) COBOL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) REXX
3 1 (6.25%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) BMC
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) ION Trading