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 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
Mainframes
Rank 127 124 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 0.35% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.81% 1.37% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£535 £300 £583
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.33% -48.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £300 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £381 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%
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
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%

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 3 July 2015.

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 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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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 +1 5 £575 +91.66% 1
Devon -2 5 - - 1
Dorset 0 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £318 - 4
Mainframe
England

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 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 15 (46.88%) IBM
2 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 8 (25.00%) Java
4 8 (25.00%) DB2
5 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (18.75%) Open Source
6 6 (18.75%) Information Security
6 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
7 5 (15.63%) PKI
7 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (15.63%) Java EE
7 5 (15.63%) JSR 168
7 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
7 5 (15.63%) Finance
7 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
7 5 (15.63%) X.509
7 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (15.63%) .NET
7 5 (15.63%) LDAP
8 4 (12.50%) Middleware
8 4 (12.50%) UNIX
8 4 (12.50%) Firewall
8 4 (12.50%) Service Management
8 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
9 3 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management

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 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 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (9.38%) JBoss
4 2 (6.25%) MQSeries
4 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.13%) CICS
5 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.13%) Lync
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) LDAP
1 5 (15.63%) X.509
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Ant
1 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.13%) Maven
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Administrator
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Designer
3 4 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (12.50%) Security Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Operations Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Development Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
1 5 (15.63%) Java EE
1 5 (15.63%) JSR 168
2 4 (12.50%) Middleware
3 3 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (6.25%) jQuery
4 2 (6.25%) RESTful
4 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.25%) Struts
5 1 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) SOAP
5 1 (3.13%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (15.63%) PKI
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) AS400
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) MVS
5 1 (3.13%) VME
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Information Security
1 6 (18.75%) Open Source
2 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) SOA
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) DevOps
5 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.25%) Microservices
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (6.25%) B2B
5 2 (6.25%) Content Management
5 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.25%) Security Management
5 2 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) C
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) COBOL
2 2 (6.25%) JCL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) CISSP
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) MCSA
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) RACF
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) IBM
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Intel
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Genesys
4 1 (3.13%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) AppSense
4 1 (3.13%) ICL
4 1 (3.13%) Brocade
4 1 (3.13%) Fujitsu
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