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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 243 226 235
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 5 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.069% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.35% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£305 £413 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.06% +34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £413 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £413 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.37% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
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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
2080 1728 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.39% 19.76% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 914 870
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 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 111 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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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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
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £305 -
Berkshire - - - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (100.00%) IBM
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (65.00%) Finance
3 11 (55.00%) JCL
3 11 (55.00%) DB2
4 9 (45.00%) COBOL
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (20.00%) ISPF
6 4 (20.00%) UNIX
6 4 (20.00%) BMC
6 4 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
6 4 (20.00%) REXX
7 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.00%) J2EE
7 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) VSAM
7 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (15.00%) Spanish Language
8 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (10.00%) System Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (5.00%) CICS
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (5.00%) QlikView
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
3 3 (15.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
3 4 (20.00%) DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) ISPF
2 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.00%) Flash
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (15.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) OS/390
3 1 (5.00%) MVS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
1 5 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.00%) System Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) UML
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) JCL
2 9 (45.00%) COBOL
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) REXX
5 2 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VBA
6 1 (5.00%) SELCOPY
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (5.00%) Control-M
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) BMC
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) ION Trading
4 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp