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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 224 231 215
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 14 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.048% 0.080%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.18% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£363 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £394 £313
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
2583 2201 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.67% 26.45% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1154 778
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 133 174
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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IBM Mainframe
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IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) IBM
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) ETL
4 6 (40.00%) UNIX
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 6 (40.00%) BPEL
4 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (40.00%) Business Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (33.33%) DB2
6 4 (26.67%) JCL
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Spanish Language
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (20.00%) Remedy
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
8 2 (13.33%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Informatica
8 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (33.33%) DB2
3 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Architect
1 7 (46.67%) Technical Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ETL
2 6 (40.00%) BPEL
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analytics
2 6 (40.00%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JCL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
4 2 (13.33%) Informatica
5 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
5 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (6.67%) webMethods
5 1 (6.67%) Intel
5 1 (6.67%) Software AG