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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 212 187 190
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 34 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.61% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 2.44% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 39
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£425 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £543 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.40 £31.45
% change year-on-year
+70.73% -47.85%
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
2564 2168 2588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.66% 24.79% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1134 1169
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 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 122 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.52 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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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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 -9 15 £350 -
Berkshire +6 11 £450 +28.57%
Hampshire -6 5 £450 +9.09% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
Kent - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 38 (53.52%) Finance
2 31 (43.66%) IBM
3 26 (36.62%) UNIX
4 20 (28.17%) DB2
5 18 (25.35%) IBM Mainframe
6 17 (23.94%) Windows
7 14 (19.72%) ITIL
7 14 (19.72%) COBOL
7 14 (19.72%) JCL
7 14 (19.72%) Banking
8 12 (16.90%) Intel
9 11 (15.49%) SLA
9 11 (15.49%) SQL
9 11 (15.49%) VMware
10 9 (12.68%) Linux
10 9 (12.68%) SAN
11 8 (11.27%) Citrix
11 8 (11.27%) Windows NT
11 8 (11.27%) Java
11 8 (11.27%) Oracle
11 8 (11.27%) Control-M
11 8 (11.27%) MVS
11 8 (11.27%) WebSphere
11 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (9.86%) Degree
12 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (9.86%) MCSE
12 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (8.45%) HP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (11.27%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.45%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) MQSeries
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.82%) CICS
5 1 (1.41%) SAS
5 1 (1.41%) Commerce Server
5 1 (1.41%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Staffware
2 3 (4.23%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) SAN
2 4 (5.63%) Internet
2 4 (5.63%) NAS
3 3 (4.23%) LAN
3 3 (4.23%) WAN
4 2 (2.82%) LDAP
4 2 (2.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.41%) Firewall
5 1 (1.41%) VLAN
5 1 (1.41%) Intranet
5 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.17%) DB2
2 5 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Rational Rose
1 3 (4.23%) ERwin
2 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (53.52%) Finance
2 14 (19.72%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) General Ledger
3 3 (4.23%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Analyst
2 11 (15.49%) Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Consultant
4 8 (11.27%) Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.63%) DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.63%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Designer
7 4 (5.63%) Designer
8 3 (4.23%) Software Licensing Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Software Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) J2EE
1 4 (5.63%) ISPF
2 2 (2.82%) SOAP
2 2 (2.82%) JSON
2 2 (2.82%) RESTful
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.41%) Spring
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.41%) Struts
3 1 (1.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Clustering
4 5 (7.04%) AS400
4 5 (7.04%) iSeries
5 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.23%) SWIFT
5 3 (4.23%) Replication
5 3 (4.23%) VSAM
5 3 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.41%) GIS
6 1 (1.41%) EFT
6 1 (1.41%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.41%) Open Source
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 26 (36.62%) UNIX
2 17 (23.94%) Windows
3 9 (12.68%) Linux
4 8 (11.27%) Windows NT
4 8 (11.27%) MVS
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (7.04%) AIX
8 4 (5.63%) Windows 2000
8 4 (5.63%) zOS
9 3 (4.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.41%) OS/390
10 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) ITIL
2 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (8.45%) Migration
2 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (7.04%) Performance Analysis
3 5 (7.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
4 4 (5.63%) Change Management
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.23%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (4.23%) Software Licensing
5 3 (4.23%) People Management
5 3 (4.23%) Time Management
5 3 (4.23%) Budget Control
5 3 (4.23%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.23%) Waterfall
5 3 (4.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) COBOL
1 14 (19.72%) JCL
2 11 (15.49%) SQL
3 8 (11.27%) Java
4 4 (5.63%) REXX
4 4 (5.63%) RPG
4 4 (5.63%) RPG IV
5 3 (4.23%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.82%) Korn
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) SELCOPY
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) MCSE
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (9.86%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) VCP5
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (4.23%) CCNP
2 3 (4.23%) CCNA
2 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.23%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.23%) ISA Server
3 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Control-M
2 5 (7.04%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (4.23%) SCCM
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.41%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) IBM
2 12 (16.90%) Intel
3 11 (15.49%) VMware
4 8 (11.27%) Oracle
4 8 (11.27%) Citrix
5 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.45%) HP
5 6 (8.45%) Remedy
6 4 (5.63%) BMC
7 2 (2.82%) CA
7 2 (2.82%) ILOG
7 2 (2.82%) Symantec
7 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.41%) SAP
8 1 (1.41%) Unisys
8 1 (1.41%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.41%) Capita
8 1 (1.41%) Qualys
8 1 (1.41%) Ektron
8 1 (1.41%) EMC