The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 44 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.23% 0.29% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.45% 1.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £583 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Miscellaneous Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
69 86 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.75% 25.15% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 41
Average daily rate £373 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.09 £17.50 £13.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +26.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.35 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £17.50 £14.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Swindon region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Swindon region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) VSAM
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) MDX
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) QlikView
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Report Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) VSAM
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) IBM