The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 140 111 132
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.40% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
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£600 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -56.26%
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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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
829 501 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.00% 23.43% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 302 400
Average daily rate £376 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 56
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.65 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.02% -52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.73 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £30.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the South West

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
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IBM Mainframe
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IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Data Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (50.00%) Product Management
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 4 (50.00%) zOS
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Sun
4 4 (50.00%) C#
4 4 (50.00%) Delphi
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) DB2
4 4 (50.00%) SAP
4 4 (50.00%) ITSM
5 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Finance

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Architect
1 6 (75.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Environment Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) AS400
4 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) zOS
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) Data Architecture
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Information Assurance
3 4 (50.00%) Product Management
3 4 (50.00%) Service Management
3 4 (50.00%) ITSM
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Security Management
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) Delphi
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) VMware