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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 220 205 205
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 39 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.34% 1.18% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 17
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£388 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +139.13%
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
2905 2617 2375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.47% 28.80% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 1405 1143
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 146 163
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.80 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.72% +3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +1 15 £320 -8.57%
Berkshire +14 10 £463 +8.82%
Hampshire +2 8 £385 +18.46%
Surrey -1 2 - -
West Sussex -12 2 £456 -10.97% 2
Kent -1 1 £525 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 31 (43.66%) IBM
2 30 (42.25%) Windows
3 28 (39.44%) UNIX
4 25 (35.21%) Finance
5 23 (32.39%) DB2
5 23 (32.39%) IBM Mainframe
6 19 (26.76%) VMware
7 17 (23.94%) AS400
7 17 (23.94%) JCL
7 17 (23.94%) Linux
8 14 (19.72%) WebSphere
9 13 (18.31%) Oracle
10 10 (14.08%) ITIL
10 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.68%) Citrix
11 9 (12.68%) SLA
11 9 (12.68%) zOS
11 9 (12.68%) Tivoli
11 9 (12.68%) Control-M
11 9 (12.68%) iSeries
12 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (9.86%) Remedy
13 7 (9.86%) REXX
13 7 (9.86%) Change Management
13 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (9.86%) MVS
13 7 (9.86%) AIX
13 7 (9.86%) Windows NT
13 7 (9.86%) ETL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 14 (19.72%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Firewall
1 6 (8.45%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (7.04%) FTP
2 5 (7.04%) SAN
3 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 2 (2.82%) LAN
4 2 (2.82%) MPLS
4 2 (2.82%) APPN
4 2 (2.82%) WAN
5 1 (1.41%) SMS
5 1 (1.41%) HTTP
5 1 (1.41%) SNA
5 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) DB2
2 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) JUnit
1 4 (5.63%) XMLSpy
2 2 (2.82%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (35.21%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.82%) Back Office
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Analyst
2 9 (12.68%) Architect
2 9 (12.68%) Support Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Technical Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Programmer
5 6 (8.45%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Systems Programmer
7 4 (5.63%) Mainframe Programmer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Security Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) webMethods Developer
7 4 (5.63%) DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) DB2 DBA
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) SOAP
1 4 (5.63%) XML
1 4 (5.63%) XSD
1 4 (5.63%) WSDL
1 4 (5.63%) ISPF
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) JDBC
2 1 (1.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 17 (23.94%) AS400
3 9 (12.68%) iSeries
4 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) BYOD
6 2 (2.82%) Clustering
6 2 (2.82%) VSAM
6 2 (2.82%) CMDB
7 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.41%) PMI
7 1 (1.41%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) UNIX
3 17 (23.94%) Linux
4 9 (12.68%) zOS
5 7 (9.86%) MVS
5 7 (9.86%) Windows NT
5 7 (9.86%) AIX
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 2000
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) ITIL
2 7 (9.86%) ETL
2 7 (9.86%) Change Management
2 7 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (9.86%) BPEL
2 7 (9.86%) Business Analytics
2 7 (9.86%) Analytics
3 6 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (8.45%) Information Security
3 6 (8.45%) Content Management
3 6 (8.45%) Security Management
4 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.63%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (5.63%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.63%) Scrum
5 4 (5.63%) Project Management
5 4 (5.63%) UML
5 4 (5.63%) SOA
5 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) JCL
2 7 (9.86%) REXX
3 6 (8.45%) COBOL
4 5 (7.04%) Java
5 4 (5.63%) SQL
6 2 (2.82%) C
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.41%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) CISSP
2 3 (4.23%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) MCP
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
4 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.68%) SLA
2 4 (5.63%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.82%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Firmware
3 3 (4.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (2.82%) RACF
4 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.82%) XenApp
4 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Tivoli
1 9 (12.68%) Control-M
2 5 (7.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.23%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (2.82%) CA Endevor
4 2 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (2.82%) SCOM
5 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 31 (43.66%) IBM
2 19 (26.76%) VMware
3 13 (18.31%) Oracle
4 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.68%) Citrix
6 7 (9.86%) Remedy
6 7 (9.86%) SAP
7 4 (5.63%) webMethods
7 4 (5.63%) Software AG
8 3 (4.23%) CA
9 2 (2.82%) Informatica
9 2 (2.82%) Cisco
9 2 (2.82%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.41%) Unisys
10 1 (1.41%) HP
10 1 (1.41%) Intel
10 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.41%) BMC