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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 132 132 101
Rank change year-on-year
0 -31
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.81% 1.99% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
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£535 £580 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.75% +28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £382 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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
941 806 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.82% 24.87% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 503 336
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.74% +29.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +4 5 £575 +59.72%
Gloucestershire -6 5 £850 -
Devon +3 4 - -
Dorset -3 1 - -
Wiltshire -7 1 £318 - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (45.83%) IBM
2 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (25.00%) Java EE
4 6 (25.00%) JSR 168
4 6 (25.00%) Open Source
5 5 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (20.83%) DB2
6 4 (16.67%) StreamWeaver
6 4 (16.67%) JCL
6 4 (16.67%) COBOL
6 4 (16.67%) REXX
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.33%) Retail
8 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (8.33%) Middleware
8 2 (8.33%) Firewall
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (8.33%) Information Security
8 2 (8.33%) UNIX
8 2 (8.33%) Struts
8 2 (8.33%) JBoss
8 2 (8.33%) .NET

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.67%) StreamWeaver
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) DB2
2 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Designer
3 5 (20.83%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (16.67%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Designer
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Operations Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Development Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Test Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Support Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Java EE
1 6 (25.00%) JSR 168
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Struts
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (8.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Open Source
1 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (8.33%) Microservices
2 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (8.33%) DevOps
2 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (8.33%) SOA
2 2 (8.33%) B2B
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Information Security
2 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Content Management
3 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Logistics
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) COBOL
2 4 (16.67%) REXX
2 4 (16.67%) JCL
3 2 (8.33%) C
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) RACF
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) IBM
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) CA