The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 231 243 214
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -29
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 41 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 0.81% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 21
Average daily rate £423 £393 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -0.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
Mainframe
England

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
2976 3089 2764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.81% 30.95% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1757 1646 1474
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 155 191
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £12.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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 Mainframe across the South East region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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 Mainframe across the South East region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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 Mainframe within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +30 25 £381 -6.15%
West Sussex - 6 £538 - 1
Berkshire -4 3 £450 -2.70% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £364 -
East Sussex -4 2 £410 +49.09%
Hampshire +2 1 £355 -7.49%
Surrey -8 1 £575 - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 47 (55.95%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) Unix
2 31 (36.90%) Windows
3 29 (34.52%) IBM
4 19 (22.62%) MVS
4 19 (22.62%) Linux
4 19 (22.62%) IBM Mainframe
5 18 (21.43%) ITIL
6 15 (17.86%) Banking
7 13 (15.48%) WebSphere
7 13 (15.48%) VMware
7 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (14.29%) SAS
9 11 (13.10%) COBOL
9 11 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (13.10%) Windows NT
9 11 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (13.10%) Spanish Language
10 10 (11.90%) SLA
10 10 (11.90%) Tivoli
10 10 (11.90%) Migration
10 10 (11.90%) Control-M
10 10 (11.90%) JCL
11 9 (10.71%) Oracle
11 9 (10.71%) DB2
11 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (10.71%) Data Centre
12 8 (9.52%) Retail
12 8 (9.52%) Remedy
13 7 (8.33%) Change Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (15.48%) WebSphere
2 12 (14.29%) SAS
3 5 (5.95%) JBoss
3 5 (5.95%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.95%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) CICS
6 1 (1.19%) FileNet
6 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Firewall
1 6 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
1 6 (7.14%) NAS
2 5 (5.95%) FTP
3 4 (4.76%) ATM
4 3 (3.57%) LAN
4 3 (3.57%) MPLS
4 3 (3.57%) VPN
4 3 (3.57%) WAN
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.38%) SMS
6 1 (1.19%) SNA
6 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (10.71%) DB2
3 6 (7.14%) SAS EBI
4 4 (4.76%) Base SAS
4 4 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.19%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) FishEye
1 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.38%) ChangeMan
2 2 (2.38%) LoadUI
2 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 47 (55.95%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Banking
3 11 (13.10%) Spanish Language
4 8 (9.52%) Retail
5 4 (4.76%) Back Office
5 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Architect
2 20 (23.81%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) SAS Architect
4 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Mainframe Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Systems Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 4 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.57%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) J2EE
2 4 (4.76%) ISPF
3 3 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.38%) .NET
4 2 (2.38%) Middleware
5 1 (1.19%) APPC
5 1 (1.19%) Java EE
5 1 (1.19%) jQuery
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) IBM Mainframe
2 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.14%) AS400
5 5 (5.95%) iSeries
6 4 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (3.57%) BYOD
8 2 (2.38%) HACMP
8 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.38%) VSAM
9 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
9 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.19%) Replication
9 1 (1.19%) Tandem
9 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.90%) Unix
1 31 (36.90%) Windows
2 19 (22.62%) Linux
2 19 (22.62%) MVS
3 11 (13.10%) Windows NT
4 6 (7.14%) AIX
4 6 (7.14%) zOS
5 5 (5.95%) CentOS
5 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.95%) SUSE
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) ITIL
2 11 (13.10%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (11.90%) Migration
4 7 (8.33%) Change Management
5 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.14%) Information Security
5 6 (7.14%) Project Management
5 6 (7.14%) Release Management
5 6 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.95%) Content Management
6 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.95%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.76%) Security Management
7 4 (4.76%) Service Management
7 4 (4.76%) Threat Management
7 4 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) COBOL
2 10 (11.90%) JCL
3 6 (7.14%) Java
4 5 (5.95%) C
5 4 (4.76%) SQL
6 3 (3.57%) REXX
6 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.57%) VB
7 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.38%) VB6
8 1 (1.19%) C#
8 1 (1.19%) C++
8 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.19%) R
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) CISSP
2 2 (2.38%) CCNA
2 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) Degree
3 1 (1.19%) MCSE
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) SLA
2 7 (8.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.76%) ISO27002
4 3 (3.57%) PMBOK
5 2 (2.38%) QA
6 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.57%) Docker
2 3 (3.57%) RACF
2 3 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (3.57%) XenApp
2 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) HDFS
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Control-M
1 10 (11.90%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.33%) CA Wily
3 4 (4.76%) SCCM
4 3 (3.57%) CA Endevor
4 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.57%) Packer
4 3 (3.57%) vRealize
5 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.19%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.19%) Nessus
5 1 (1.19%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.19%) QRadar
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) IBM
2 13 (15.48%) VMware
3 9 (10.71%) Oracle
4 8 (9.52%) Remedy
5 6 (7.14%) Cognos
6 5 (5.95%) Cisco
7 4 (4.76%) Citrix
7 4 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.38%) InterSystems
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.19%) Pega
9 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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