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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 22 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.77% 13.99% 19.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.88% 37.04% 38.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 27
Median daily rate £450 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +8.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.20 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +44.66%
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
41 54 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 36.28% 37.76% 50.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 64
Median daily rate £395 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £342 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

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 27 September 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) AIX
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) zOS
4 6 (40.00%) Banking
5 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 5 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (26.67%) IBM
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) DB2
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (13.33%) ClearQuest
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) CICS
8 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
8 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
8 1 (6.67%) F5
8 1 (6.67%) Migration
8 1 (6.67%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL
8 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse

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 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) CICS
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (13.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) AIX
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) zOS
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) F5