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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 272 241 232
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.040% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
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£383 £305 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.40% -26.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £335
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +25.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -
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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
3074 2703 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.52% 29.60% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1737 1477 1237
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 151 143
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire - 3 £383 -
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (100.00%) IBM
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Security Management
2 7 (58.33%) AS400
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
2 7 (58.33%) Content Management
2 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 3 (25.00%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) FTP
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) COBOL
5 2 (16.67%) JCL
5 2 (16.67%) APPN
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) CMDB
5 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (16.67%) FTP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Security Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) IT Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (58.33%) AS400
3 2 (16.67%) CMDB
4 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Security Management
1 7 (58.33%) Information Security
1 7 (58.33%) Content Management
1 7 (58.33%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) COBOL
1 2 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle