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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 205 202 192
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 33 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.40% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 1.50% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 14
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£344 £375 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £330 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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
2583 2201 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.67% 26.45% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1154 778
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 133 174
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.38 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 January 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 January 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 25 £308 +36.66%
Berkshire -2 5 £463 +7.24% 1
West Sussex - 1 £550 -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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%) Finance
2 30 (42.25%) UNIX
3 21 (29.58%) Windows
4 20 (28.17%) IBM
5 19 (26.76%) ITIL
5 19 (26.76%) DB2
6 16 (22.54%) Banking
7 15 (21.13%) IBM Mainframe
7 15 (21.13%) SLA
8 13 (18.31%) Windows NT
9 12 (16.90%) Oracle
9 12 (16.90%) Intel
10 11 (15.49%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
11 10 (14.08%) JCL
11 10 (14.08%) Service Management
11 10 (14.08%) VMware
11 10 (14.08%) WebSphere
12 9 (12.68%) Degree
12 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (12.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (12.68%) Change Management
12 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
12 9 (12.68%) Windows 2000
12 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
12 9 (12.68%) SQL
13 8 (11.27%) Citrix

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (15.49%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (14.08%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.45%) IIS
4 2 (2.82%) Commerce Server
4 2 (2.82%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.82%) Commerce Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.41%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) SAN
2 6 (8.45%) NAS
3 3 (4.23%) Internet
4 2 (2.82%) HTTP
5 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.41%) VLAN
5 1 (1.41%) LDAP
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) SNA
5 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) DB2
2 7 (9.86%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
5 2 (2.82%) PowerCenter
5 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.82%) Big Data
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.41%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) ClearCase
1 6 (8.45%) PVCS
2 2 (2.82%) ERwin
2 2 (2.82%) XMLSpy
2 2 (2.82%) JUnit
2 2 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.41%) Rational Rose
General
1 31 (43.66%) Finance
2 16 (22.54%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) German Language
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Architect
1 11 (15.49%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Technical Architect
3 8 (11.27%) Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Transition Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Administrator
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Service Transition Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Programmer
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.82%) DBA
9 2 (2.82%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (2.82%) Computer Operator
9 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.82%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) HTML
2 4 (5.63%) CSS
2 4 (5.63%) XML
3 2 (2.82%) WSDL
3 2 (2.82%) XSD
3 2 (2.82%) JMS
3 2 (2.82%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) JDBC
3 2 (2.82%) SOAP
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.82%) jQuery
4 1 (1.41%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.41%) Java EE
4 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (11.27%) Clustering
2 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) AS400
4 3 (4.23%) iSeries
5 2 (2.82%) VSAM
5 2 (2.82%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.41%) Economics
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) UNIX
2 21 (29.58%) Windows
3 13 (18.31%) Windows NT
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.68%) Windows 2000 Server
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.68%) Windows 2000
5 7 (9.86%) MVS
5 7 (9.86%) Linux
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) zOS
7 2 (2.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (14.08%) Configuration Management
3 10 (14.08%) Service Management
4 9 (12.68%) Change Management
5 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
5 8 (11.27%) Analytics
5 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
6 7 (9.86%) Transition Management
6 7 (9.86%) ETL
7 6 (8.45%) Matrix Management
7 6 (8.45%) BPEL
7 6 (8.45%) Business Analytics
8 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.63%) SOA
9 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (4.23%) Release Management
10 3 (4.23%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) JCL
2 9 (12.68%) SQL
3 6 (8.45%) COBOL
3 6 (8.45%) Java
4 4 (5.63%) PL/1
4 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.63%) RPG
4 4 (5.63%) RPG IV
5 3 (4.23%) RPG/400
6 2 (2.82%) REXX
6 2 (2.82%) C
6 2 (2.82%) C#
7 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) MCSE
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) VMware ESX
3 6 (8.45%) Terminal Services
3 6 (8.45%) ISA Server
3 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.23%) Firmware
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.41%) RACF
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) SCOM
2 6 (8.45%) BladeLogic
3 5 (7.04%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.63%) Control-M
4 4 (5.63%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.41%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) IBM
2 12 (16.90%) Oracle
2 12 (16.90%) Intel
3 10 (14.08%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.27%) Citrix
6 7 (9.86%) Remedy
7 3 (4.23%) Software AG
7 3 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (4.23%) webMethods
8 2 (2.82%) CA
8 2 (2.82%) Informatica
8 2 (2.82%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.82%) Ektron
8 2 (2.82%) Splunk
9 1 (1.41%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.41%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.41%) ILOG
9 1 (1.41%) HP
9 1 (1.41%) Symantec