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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 224 203 191
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 32 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.38% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 1.40% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 26
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£383 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £334 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £497 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
+29.50% +9.00%
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
2722 2502 1864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.46% 27.34% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1437 1323 900
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 149 181
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -29.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.92 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £363 -16.66%
Berkshire -4 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Hampshire -14 3 £384 -15.89%
Surrey -13 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (41.38%) Finance
2 22 (37.93%) IBM
3 21 (36.21%) IBM Mainframe
4 19 (32.76%) UNIX
5 16 (27.59%) Windows
6 14 (24.14%) DB2
7 12 (20.69%) Banking
8 11 (18.97%) JCL
8 11 (18.97%) ITIL
9 10 (17.24%) Oracle
9 10 (17.24%) VMware
10 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
10 9 (15.52%) SLA
10 9 (15.52%) Analytics
11 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
11 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (13.79%) WebSphere
11 8 (13.79%) Service Management
11 8 (13.79%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.07%) Remedy
12 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
12 7 (12.07%) ETL
12 7 (12.07%) Windows NT
12 7 (12.07%) BPEL
12 7 (12.07%) Transition Management
12 7 (12.07%) Business Analytics
13 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
13 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.17%) SAN
1 3 (5.17%) Firewall
1 3 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (3.45%) NAS
2 2 (3.45%) FTP
2 2 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (3.45%) APPN
3 1 (1.72%) SNA
3 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) DB2
2 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.17%) MySQL
5 2 (3.45%) Big Data
5 2 (3.45%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.72%) IMS/DB
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) PVCS
1 6 (10.34%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.45%) XMLSpy
2 2 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 24 (41.38%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) German Language
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Analyst
2 8 (13.79%) Technical Architect
2 8 (13.79%) Architect
2 8 (13.79%) Transition Manager
3 6 (10.34%) Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Programmer
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) DBA
6 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Service Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Mainframe DBA
6 3 (5.17%) Service Transition Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Network Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) XML
2 2 (3.45%) XSD
2 2 (3.45%) JMS
2 2 (3.45%) WSDL
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) CSS
2 2 (3.45%) JDBC
2 2 (3.45%) SOAP
2 2 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (1.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.62%) AS400
4 4 (6.90%) Clustering
5 2 (3.45%) VSAM
5 2 (3.45%) CMDB
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) iSeries
6 1 (1.72%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) UNIX
2 16 (27.59%) Windows
3 7 (12.07%) Windows NT
4 6 (10.34%) Linux
4 6 (10.34%) Windows 2000
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (5.17%) MVS
6 2 (3.45%) zOS
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) OS/400
7 1 (1.72%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
2 9 (15.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (15.52%) Analytics
3 8 (13.79%) Risk Management
3 8 (13.79%) Service Management
4 7 (12.07%) ETL
4 7 (12.07%) Transition Management
4 7 (12.07%) Business Analytics
4 7 (12.07%) BPEL
5 6 (10.34%) Matrix Management
5 6 (10.34%) Change Management
5 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.90%) Release Management
8 3 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Content Management
8 3 (5.17%) Scrum
8 3 (5.17%) Information Security
8 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) JCL
2 5 (8.62%) COBOL
3 4 (6.90%) Java
3 4 (6.90%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) REXX
4 3 (5.17%) PL/1
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) RPG
6 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) MCP
2 2 (3.45%) MCSE
2 2 (3.45%) CISSP
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) Firmware
3 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.45%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.45%) RACF
4 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Control-M
1 4 (6.90%) SCOM
2 3 (5.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.72%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.72%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) IBM
2 10 (17.24%) Oracle
2 10 (17.24%) VMware
3 7 (12.07%) Remedy
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.17%) Intel
4 3 (5.17%) Citrix
4 3 (5.17%) CA
5 2 (3.45%) Informatica
5 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.45%) webMethods
5 2 (3.45%) Software AG
5 2 (3.45%) Splunk
5 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.72%) SAP
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