The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 208 186 161
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -25
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 32 48 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.57% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.65% 2.77% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 39
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£340 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £339
% change year-on-year
- +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1945 1731 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.79% 20.62% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1000 831 823
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £213
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 121 133 172
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
Mainframe
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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 July 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 22 July 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 +1 21 £340 -2.85%
Berkshire -11 5 £425 +17.24% 2
Hampshire -11 4 £325 -18.75%
M4 Corridor +7 1 £625 +25.00%
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 2
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 33 (47.83%) IBM
1 33 (47.83%) Finance
2 27 (39.13%) UNIX
3 23 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 17 (24.64%) DB2
5 16 (23.19%) SQL
5 16 (23.19%) Windows
5 16 (23.19%) JCL
6 14 (20.29%) Migration
7 13 (18.84%) ITIL
8 11 (15.94%) Java
8 11 (15.94%) COBOL
8 11 (15.94%) Banking
9 9 (13.04%) Linux
9 9 (13.04%) SLA
10 8 (11.59%) Oracle
10 8 (11.59%) VMware
11 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (10.14%) Control-M
11 7 (10.14%) MVS
11 7 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (8.70%) SAN
12 6 (8.70%) REXX
12 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
12 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
13 5 (7.25%) AS400

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.90%) CICS
3 2 (2.90%) MQSeries
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Lync
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Staffware
2 2 (2.90%) Misys Midas
3 1 (1.45%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) SAN
2 4 (5.80%) LAN
2 4 (5.80%) WAN
3 3 (4.35%) Internet
4 2 (2.90%) Intranet
4 2 (2.90%) Network Security
5 1 (1.45%) NAS
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) VoIP
5 1 (1.45%) LDAP
5 1 (1.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) DB2
2 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.90%) MS Access
4 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.90%) QlikView
4 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) ERwin
1 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) Rational Rose
General
1 33 (47.83%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.35%) General Ledger
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Publishing
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Analyst
2 10 (14.49%) Architect
3 7 (10.14%) Project Manager
3 7 (10.14%) Developer
3 7 (10.14%) Consultant
4 4 (5.80%) Technical Architect
4 4 (5.80%) Administrator
4 4 (5.80%) DBA
4 4 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.80%) DB2 DBA
4 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (5.80%) Designer
5 3 (4.35%) Software Licensing Consultant
5 3 (4.35%) Software Consultant
5 3 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Test Analyst
6 2 (2.90%) Senior Manager
6 2 (2.90%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (2.90%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) J2EE
1 4 (5.80%) ISPF
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) Middleware
3 2 (2.90%) HTML
3 2 (2.90%) SOAP
3 2 (2.90%) XML
3 2 (2.90%) JSON
3 2 (2.90%) MDX
3 2 (2.90%) RESTful
4 1 (1.45%) Spring
4 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.45%) Struts
4 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.45%) Flash
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (7.25%) AS400
3 4 (5.80%) Replication
3 4 (5.80%) Clustering
3 4 (5.80%) iSeries
4 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.35%) VSAM
4 3 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.45%) Open Source
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) EFT
6 1 (1.45%) EFTPOS
6 1 (1.45%) GIS
6 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.13%) UNIX
2 16 (23.19%) Windows
3 9 (13.04%) Linux
4 7 (10.14%) MVS
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.25%) Windows NT
7 4 (5.80%) AIX
7 4 (5.80%) Solaris
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.90%) zOS
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Migration
2 13 (18.84%) ITIL
3 7 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
5 5 (7.25%) Project Management
6 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.80%) Release Management
6 4 (5.80%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.35%) Waterfall
7 3 (4.35%) Budget Control
7 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.35%) Security Architecture
7 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.35%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) SQL
1 16 (23.19%) JCL
2 11 (15.94%) Java
2 11 (15.94%) COBOL
3 6 (8.70%) REXX
4 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.90%) VBA
5 2 (2.90%) RPG
5 2 (2.90%) RPG/400
5 2 (2.90%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.45%) SELCOPY
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) C#
6 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.80%) MCSE
1 4 (5.80%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) VCP5
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (4.35%) CCNP
2 3 (4.35%) CCNA
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.90%) ISEB
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.45%) MCP
4 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.45%) PMP
4 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Control-M
2 5 (7.25%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (4.35%) SCCM
4 2 (2.90%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
5 1 (1.45%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (47.83%) IBM
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) VMware
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.25%) HP
4 5 (7.25%) Intel
4 5 (7.25%) Remedy
5 4 (5.80%) BMC
5 4 (5.80%) Citrix
5 4 (5.80%) SAP
6 2 (2.90%) CA
6 2 (2.90%) Adobe
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco
6 2 (2.90%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.45%) RightFax
7 1 (1.45%) Capita
7 1 (1.45%) Qualys
7 1 (1.45%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.45%) Unisys
7 1 (1.45%) EMC