The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 123 106 124
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 1.20% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
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£498 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £16.40 £31.45
% change year-on-year
+70.73% -47.85%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
816 500 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.77% 22.52% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 311 415
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 35 56
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -36.36%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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 Mainframe across the South West region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South West region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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 Mainframe across the South West region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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 Mainframe within the South West region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
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
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
Devon -16 4 £600 +65.51%
Wiltshire -14 3 £363 -37.76% 1
Bristol -17 3 £360 +30.90% 2
Dorset - 3 £415 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (34.48%) JCL
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
1 10 (34.48%) IBM
2 9 (31.03%) REXX
2 9 (31.03%) COBOL
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (24.14%) Exstream
4 7 (24.14%) Exstream Dialogue
4 7 (24.14%) HP
5 6 (20.69%) UNIX
5 6 (20.69%) DB2
6 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
6 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) SELCOPY
7 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.79%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) SQL
7 4 (13.79%) SAP
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) zOS
7 4 (13.79%) Tivoli
7 4 (13.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) MVS
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (24.14%) Exstream Dialogue
2 3 (10.34%) StreamWeaver
3 2 (6.90%) CICS
4 1 (3.45%) PowerExchange
4 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Exstream
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
1 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) ERwin
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Analyst Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Lead Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Designer
7 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Environment Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) AS400 Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.79%) AS400
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Open Source
4 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) VSAM
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) UNIX
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) zOS
4 4 (13.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) TOGAF
1 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
3 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Content Management
3 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (10.34%) ITSM
3 3 (10.34%) Security Management
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Data Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
3 3 (10.34%) Product Management
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) JCL
2 9 (31.03%) COBOL
2 9 (31.03%) REXX
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) SELCOPY
4 3 (10.34%) Delphi
4 3 (10.34%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) RPG
5 1 (3.45%) RPG/400
5 1 (3.45%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) IBM
2 7 (24.14%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) SAP
4 3 (10.34%) Sun
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) ICL
6 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.45%) Siebel
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