The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 63 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% - 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 12
Average daily rate
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- - £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
Mainframe
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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 Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
142 112 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.73% 22.72% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 53 58
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £25.00 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
South Wales - - - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (76.19%) ETL
2 16 (76.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (76.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) T-SQL
5 13 (61.90%) Change Data Capture
5 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
6 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
8 3 (14.29%) SAS
8 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Analytics
9 2 (9.52%) Credit Risk
9 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
9 2 (9.52%) Billing
9 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
10 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (4.76%) Retail

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 3 (14.29%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
1 16 (76.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 16 (76.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Database Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) ETL Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) ETL
2 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
6 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 14 (66.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared