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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 66 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.31% 1.07% 1.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 3.82% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
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£450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +21.87%
Mainframe
Wales

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
148 157 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.63% 27.94% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 114 72
Average daily rate £355 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £18.65 £18.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.50 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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
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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Cardiff -15 2 £450 +20.00%
Mainframe
Wales

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
2 11 (73.33%) Oracle
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) MySQL
3 10 (66.67%) MCDBA
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) MCITP
5 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (53.33%) ETL
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
9 2 (13.33%) VLAN
9 2 (13.33%) Billing
9 2 (13.33%) Network Design
9 2 (13.33%) F5
9 2 (13.33%) .NET
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco
9 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (13.33%) HP
9 2 (13.33%) Back Office
9 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) MySQL
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) DB2
5 1 (6.67%) Adabas
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 12 (80.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Developer
3 8 (53.33%) Senior Developer
3 8 (53.33%) Senior SQL Developer
4 5 (33.33%) Senior SQL Server Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Network Technical Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Adabas Natural Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Natural/Adabas Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Designer
6 1 (6.67%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Scrum
3 8 (53.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) NATURAL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCDBA
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Oracle
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) F5
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) IBM