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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 66 48 43
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 14 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.79% 1.08% 2.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.38% 4.92% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
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£375 £328 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -16.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £344 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £31.45
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -47.85%
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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
260 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.33% 22.06% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 66 86
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £421 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £20.85 £15.25 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.72% -72.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.83 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.98 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 September 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
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Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Banking
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (25.00%) ETL
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) CICS
6 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.00%) SAS
7 3 (15.00%) Data Mining
7 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) Analytics
7 3 (15.00%) Retail
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (15.00%) AS400
8 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Billing
8 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
8 2 (10.00%) CA Endevor
8 2 (10.00%) Credit Risk
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4 (20.00%) CICS
2 3 (15.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (10.00%) Adabas
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) XPEDITER
General
1 7 (35.00%) Banking
2 6 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (15.00%) Retail
4 2 (10.00%) Billing
5 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Database Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
1 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) AS400
2 2 (10.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) ETL
2 5 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Test Management
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) JCL
3 2 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) CA