The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 54 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.35% 2.16% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.88% 9.43% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
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£370 £360 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
Mainframe
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 106 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.93% 22.89% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 62 49
Average daily rate £325 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £263 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -73.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £10.57 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the South Wales region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the South Wales region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) AS400
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) COBOL
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) CICS
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) JCL
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) CA Endevor
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) XPEDITER
4 1 (10.00%) BPR
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Billing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (20.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Billing
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) BPMN
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) COBOL
1 2 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) CA
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