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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 136 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 11 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.17% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 0.72% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 13
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£600 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £388 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £398 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.82% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +106.46%
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
837 554 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.62% 23.48% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 344 336
Average daily rate £400 £331 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 58 65
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -44.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -9 7 - -
Dorset - 2 £700 -
Bristol - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (41.94%) JCL
2 10 (32.26%) StreamWeaver
2 10 (32.26%) IBM
3 8 (25.81%) REXX
3 8 (25.81%) COBOL
3 8 (25.81%) TOGAF
4 7 (22.58%) Finance
4 7 (22.58%) UNIX
4 7 (22.58%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (19.35%) Exstream
5 6 (19.35%) Exstream Dialogue
5 6 (19.35%) Windows
5 6 (19.35%) zOS
5 6 (19.35%) HP
5 6 (19.35%) DB2
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.13%) Java
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) Data Architecture
6 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (12.90%) Information Assurance
7 4 (12.90%) Product Management
7 4 (12.90%) Open Source
7 4 (12.90%) Delphi
7 4 (12.90%) C#

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (32.26%) StreamWeaver
2 6 (19.35%) Exstream Dialogue
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) CICS
3 1 (3.23%) PowerExchange
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Exstream
2 1 (3.23%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Adabas
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) ERwin
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 15 (48.39%) Analyst
3 13 (41.94%) Analyst Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Architect
5 6 (19.35%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Designer
6 2 (6.45%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (3.23%) AS400 Developer
7 1 (3.23%) COBOL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) IT Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (12.90%) Open Source
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) AS400
5 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
5 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.23%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) UNIX
2 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) zOS
3 3 (9.68%) MVS
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) TOGAF
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Data Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Information Assurance
4 4 (12.90%) Product Management
4 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.90%) ITSM
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.45%) System Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) JCL
2 8 (25.81%) COBOL
2 8 (25.81%) REXX
3 5 (16.13%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) Delphi
4 4 (12.90%) C#
5 3 (9.68%) SELCOPY
6 1 (3.23%) RPG/400
6 1 (3.23%) RPG IV
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) RPG
6 1 (3.23%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.23%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) IBM
2 6 (19.35%) HP
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 4 (12.90%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) ICL
6 1 (3.23%) Informatica