The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 14 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.23% 5.62% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.50% 27.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £440 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+147.36% -51.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Miscellaneous Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
24 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 33.80% 20.22% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 22
Median daily rate £425 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.29% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £375 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) ISPF
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) JCL
3 4 (57.14%) zOS
4 3 (42.86%) FTP
4 3 (42.86%) B2B
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) DB2
4 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Middleware
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (42.86%) Axway
4 3 (42.86%) iSeries
4 3 (42.86%) Tandem
4 3 (42.86%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) CA Endevor
5 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (28.57%) ClearQuest
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) AIX

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
1 2 (28.57%) ClearQuest
2 1 (14.29%) JBehave
2 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Developer
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) ISPF
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) iSeries
1 3 (42.86%) Tandem
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) zOS
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) B2B
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) Fortran
2 1 (14.29%) REXX
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Axway
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle