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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 8 20 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 14.69% 3.26% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 42.62% 16.22% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 1
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£425 £170 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -55.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.52%
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 Halifax region.

Miscellaneous Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
61 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 34.46% 20.11% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 17 11
Average daily rate £425 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £375 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 2014, 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 20 (66.67%) Linux
1 20 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 20 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 17 (56.67%) Oracle
3 16 (53.33%) DB2
3 16 (53.33%) AIX
3 16 (53.33%) IBM
3 16 (53.33%) ClearCase
3 16 (53.33%) ClearQuest
3 16 (53.33%) Service Delivery
3 16 (53.33%) Workflow
3 16 (53.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 16 (53.33%) Workflow Management
4 15 (50.00%) Management Information System
5 14 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (40.00%) Banking
7 9 (30.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 9 (30.00%) Finance
7 9 (30.00%) SAS
8 6 (20.00%) UNIX
9 5 (16.67%) Retail Banking
9 5 (16.67%) Credit Risk
9 5 (16.67%) Retail
10 4 (13.33%) Windows
10 4 (13.33%) SQL
11 3 (10.00%) OLAP
11 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (10.00%) SAS Certification
11 3 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 20 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (30.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) DB2
2 9 (30.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (10.00%) OLAP
4 2 (6.67%) Essbase
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) ClearCase
1 16 (53.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (40.00%) Banking
2 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 5 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Developer
3 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 4 (13.33%) SAS Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) SAS Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Administrator
9 1 (3.33%) Database Developer
9 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Administrator
9 1 (3.33%) SAS Programmer
9 1 (3.33%) Programmer
9 1 (3.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (16.67%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.67%) Data Extraction
3 2 (6.67%) iSeries
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Linux
2 16 (53.33%) AIX
3 6 (20.00%) UNIX
4 4 (13.33%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Service Delivery
1 16 (53.33%) Workflow
1 16 (53.33%) Workflow Management
2 14 (46.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) JCL
2 1 (3.33%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SAS Certification
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 16 (53.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Ab Initio
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago