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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 139 130 111
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.096% 0.14% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.55% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£575 £358 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.83% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
IBM 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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
828 732 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.60% 25.37% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 468 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 47 33
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.05 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol -2 1 £575 +91.66%
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security
3 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
4 2 (28.57%) Content Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) AS400
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) B2B
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Applications Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (28.57%) Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) Content Management
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) B2B
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Business Objects