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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 13 9 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 18 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 11.46% 14.86% 3.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 33.96% 36.62% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 1
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£460 £425 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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
53 71 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 33.76% 40.57% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 63 22
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £346 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015, 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 18 (72.00%) WebSphere
2 17 (68.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 17 (68.00%) Oracle
2 17 (68.00%) DB2
3 16 (64.00%) Linux
3 16 (64.00%) IBM
4 15 (60.00%) AIX
5 13 (52.00%) ClearCase
5 13 (52.00%) ClearQuest
6 10 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (32.00%) zOS
7 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (28.00%) Time Sharing Option
8 7 (28.00%) OMEGAMON
8 7 (28.00%) VSAM
8 7 (28.00%) ISPF
8 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (28.00%) Migration
8 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (28.00%) SSL
8 7 (28.00%) CICS
8 7 (28.00%) Tivoli
8 7 (28.00%) RACF
8 7 (28.00%) JCL
9 6 (24.00%) Banking
10 5 (20.00%) ITIL
11 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (8.00%) Retail
12 2 (8.00%) Law
12 2 (8.00%) IBM Certification

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 18 (72.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (28.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) ClearCase
1 13 (52.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Consultant
2 7 (28.00%) Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (28.00%) ISPF
3 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (28.00%) VSAM
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) AS400
4 1 (4.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Linux
2 15 (60.00%) AIX
3 8 (32.00%) zOS
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
1 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) IBM Certification
1 2 (8.00%) IBM WebSphere Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) RACF
1 7 (28.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Tivoli
1 7 (28.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Oracle
2 16 (64.00%) IBM
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