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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 21 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.94% 0.64% 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.54% 3.45% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £440 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £398
% 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 £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
Mainframe
West Yorkshire

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
26 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 25.49% 18.47% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 24
Average daily rate £426 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.29% +38.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (64.71%) AIX
1 11 (64.71%) WebSphere
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) IBM
4 8 (47.06%) Oracle
4 8 (47.06%) DB2
4 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 7 (41.18%) ClearCase
5 7 (41.18%) ClearQuest
6 6 (35.29%) CICS
6 6 (35.29%) zOS
6 6 (35.29%) Migration
6 6 (35.29%) SSL
6 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
6 6 (35.29%) RACF
6 6 (35.29%) JCL
6 6 (35.29%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (35.29%) Banking
6 6 (35.29%) VSAM
6 6 (35.29%) ISPF
6 6 (35.29%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (29.41%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 3 (17.65%) Change Management
9 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 2 (11.76%) Tandem
10 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 11 (64.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (35.29%) CICS
3 2 (11.76%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) ClearCase
1 7 (41.18%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Consultant
2 6 (35.29%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Mainframe Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Mainframe Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 6 (35.29%) ISPF
3 4 (23.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) VSAM
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) AS400
3 2 (11.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) AIX
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) zOS
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) IBM Certification
1 2 (11.76%) IBM WebSphere Certification
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) RACF
1 6 (35.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) OMEGAMON
1 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) IBM
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
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