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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 59 56 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.28% 0.18% 2.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 0.79% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate
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£275 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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
165 127 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.34% 22.64% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 79 48
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 16
Average hourly rate £13.63 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.06% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
1 11 (84.62%) ETL
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) T-SQL
4 8 (61.54%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) FTP
6 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Linux

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) FTP
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Financial Institution
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Database Specialist
2 5 (38.46%) ETL Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ETL
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
1 9 (69.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (69.23%) SC Cleared