The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 124 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 10 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.19% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.70% 0.95% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 20
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£388 £429 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +37.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £612 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
589 419 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.22% 19.55% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 243 302
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 51
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
Mainframe
England

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
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 30 July 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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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
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Bristol -16 3 £360 +30.90% 1
Dorset - 2 £415 -
Wiltshire -8 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) JCL
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 6 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (26.09%) COBOL
3 6 (26.09%) REXX
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) Tivoli
5 4 (17.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (17.39%) SELCOPY
5 4 (17.39%) Exstream
5 4 (17.39%) Exstream Dialogue
6 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Content Management
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.04%) AS400
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) Information Security
6 3 (13.04%) Firewall
6 3 (13.04%) Security Management
6 3 (13.04%) CISSP
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) MS Excel

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (17.39%) Exstream Dialogue
2 2 (8.70%) CICS
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.35%) PowerExchange
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Exstream
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) MS Access
2 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (8.70%) QlikView
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
2 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Lead Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Report Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) MDX
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (13.04%) AS400
3 1 (4.35%) VSAM
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) zOS
4 1 (4.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (13.04%) Content Management
1 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
1 3 (13.04%) Information Security
1 3 (13.04%) Security Management
1 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) ERP
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
2 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.70%) CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
2 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
2 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) JCL
2 6 (26.09%) COBOL
2 6 (26.09%) REXX
3 4 (17.39%) SELCOPY
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.35%) Siebel