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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 112 125 132
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 25 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.85% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.11% 1.62% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Average daily rate £350 £228 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -53.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £209 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £396 £900
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £403 £420
% change year-on-year
-0.06% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
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
804 739 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.44% 23.88% 27.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 448 498
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 57
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.25 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +113.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.63 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +14 17 £275 -
Dorset 0 4 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire +7 2 £700 +84.21%
Bristol -3 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (37.50%) zOS
2 12 (30.00%) IBM
2 12 (30.00%) Finance
3 11 (27.50%) Unit Testing
4 9 (22.50%) CICS
4 9 (22.50%) COBOL
4 9 (22.50%) DB2
5 8 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (17.50%) PCI DSS
6 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
6 7 (17.50%) JCL
7 6 (15.00%) Tivoli
7 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (15.00%) SOA
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle
7 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) SDLC
8 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (12.50%) Information Security
8 5 (12.50%) Windows
8 5 (12.50%) ITIL
8 5 (12.50%) Service Management
9 4 (10.00%) REXX
9 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
9 4 (10.00%) Validation
9 4 (10.00%) zSecure

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (22.50%) CICS
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.00%) SAS
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) BASE24
1 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.50%) SAP hybris
1 1 (2.50%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Firewall
1 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.50%) ATM
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Architect
3 9 (22.50%) COBOL Developer
4 8 (20.00%) DB2 Developer
5 7 (17.50%) Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Security Architect
5 7 (17.50%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (15.00%) Security Solutions Architect
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Information Security Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Operator
9 2 (5.00%) Build Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Information Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Security Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Technical Services Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.50%) JMS
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.50%) REST
2 1 (2.50%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) AS400
3 2 (5.00%) Health Informatics
3 2 (5.00%) Informatics
3 2 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.50%) iSeries
4 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) zOS
2 5 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Unit Testing
2 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (15.00%) SOA
3 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Information Security
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) SDLC
4 5 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.00%) Validation
6 3 (7.50%) OWASP
7 2 (5.00%) Content Management
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (5.00%) Security Management
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) COBOL
2 7 (17.50%) JCL
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) REXX
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) LINC
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) PCI DSS
2 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (7.50%) COBIT
4 2 (5.00%) ISO27002
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (10.00%) ACF2
3 3 (7.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (7.50%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (10.00%) zSecure
3 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) IBM
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Guidewire
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 2 (5.00%) CA
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 2 (5.00%) Unisys
6 1 (2.50%) BT
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) hybris
6 1 (2.50%) Intel
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.50%) webMethods
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