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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 228 202 221
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.42% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 1.57% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 11
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £512 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.71%
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
2785 2427 2080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.85% 27.11% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1306 1000
Average daily rate £375 £345 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 152 138
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £22.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 10 £463 +8.82% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £320 -18.73% 5
Hampshire -4 6 £383 -17.29%
Kent +4 1 £525 -
Surrey 0 1 - -
West Sussex -19 1 £438 -12.93% 3
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 25 (46.30%) IBM
2 23 (42.59%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (40.74%) Finance
4 20 (37.04%) DB2
5 18 (33.33%) UNIX
6 17 (31.48%) Windows
7 14 (25.93%) VMware
8 12 (22.22%) Linux
8 12 (22.22%) WebSphere
9 11 (20.37%) Oracle
10 10 (18.52%) JCL
10 10 (18.52%) AS400
11 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.96%) zOS
12 7 (12.96%) Java
12 7 (12.96%) ETL
12 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (12.96%) BPEL
12 7 (12.96%) Business Analytics
12 7 (12.96%) Analytics
12 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
13 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (11.11%) ITIL
13 6 (11.11%) SLA
13 6 (11.11%) Tivoli
13 6 (11.11%) Citrix
14 5 (9.26%) Software AG
14 5 (9.26%) WSDL
14 5 (9.26%) XMLSpy
14 5 (9.26%) SOAP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 12 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (7.41%) Firewall
1 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.56%) SAN
3 2 (3.70%) APPN
3 2 (3.70%) FTP
3 2 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (1.85%) VPN
4 1 (1.85%) SNA
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) SMS
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.04%) DB2
2 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) MySQL
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) XMLSpy
1 5 (9.26%) JUnit
2 1 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Architect
2 7 (12.96%) Developer
2 7 (12.96%) Technical Architect
2 7 (12.96%) Programmer
3 5 (9.26%) webMethods Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Systems Programmer
4 4 (7.41%) Mainframe Programmer
4 4 (7.41%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) DBA
5 3 (5.56%) Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Mainframe DBA
6 2 (3.70%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Network Programmer
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) WSDL
1 5 (9.26%) SOAP
1 5 (9.26%) XML
1 5 (9.26%) XSD
2 2 (3.70%) JDBC
2 2 (3.70%) JMS
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (42.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (18.52%) AS400
3 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.26%) iSeries
5 2 (3.70%) CMDB
5 2 (3.70%) Clustering
6 1 (1.85%) PMI
6 1 (1.85%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) UNIX
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 12 (22.22%) Linux
4 7 (12.96%) zOS
5 5 (9.26%) AIX
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (7.41%) Windows NT
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 2000
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) MVS
7 1 (1.85%) OS/400
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) ETL
1 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (12.96%) BPEL
1 7 (12.96%) Business Analytics
1 7 (12.96%) Analytics
2 6 (11.11%) ITIL
3 5 (9.26%) UML
3 5 (9.26%) SOA
4 4 (7.41%) Release Management
4 4 (7.41%) Content Management
4 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.41%) Security Management
4 4 (7.41%) Information Security
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.56%) Scrum
5 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) JCL
2 7 (12.96%) Java
3 5 (9.26%) COBOL
4 3 (5.56%) REXX
5 2 (3.70%) SQL
5 2 (3.70%) C
6 1 (1.85%) PL/1
6 1 (1.85%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) MCP
2 2 (3.70%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) PMP
3 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) Firmware
2 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.70%) RACF
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.85%) NFS
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (3.70%) Control-M
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.85%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) IBM
2 14 (25.93%) VMware
3 11 (20.37%) Oracle
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.11%) Citrix
6 5 (9.26%) Software AG
6 5 (9.26%) SAP
6 5 (9.26%) webMethods
7 4 (7.41%) Remedy
8 3 (5.56%) CA
9 2 (3.70%) Business Objects
9 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (3.70%) Informatica
10 1 (1.85%) HP
10 1 (1.85%) Intel
10 1 (1.85%) Cisco
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