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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 24 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.10% 3.85% 5.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.32% 16.22% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.82% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +106.46%
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
41 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 28.67% 23.72% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 22
Average daily rate £438 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £225 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 18 (56.25%) WebSphere
2 18 (56.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (50.00%) Workflow Management
3 16 (50.00%) IBM
3 16 (50.00%) ClearCase
3 16 (50.00%) DB2
3 16 (50.00%) AIX
3 16 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 16 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 16 (50.00%) Workflow
3 16 (50.00%) ClearQuest
3 16 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 15 (46.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (40.63%) SAS
6 12 (37.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 10 (31.25%) Banking
8 8 (25.00%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 5 (15.63%) Retail
10 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
10 5 (15.63%) Credit Risk
10 5 (15.63%) Migration
11 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 4 (12.50%) Essbase
12 3 (9.38%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (9.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (9.38%) Data Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (56.25%) WebSphere
2 16 (50.00%) Oracle Workflow
3 13 (40.63%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) DB2
2 12 (37.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.50%) Essbase
4 3 (9.38%) OLAP
4 3 (9.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (9.38%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.13%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 16 (50.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Retail
3 5 (15.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) WebSphere Specialist
3 8 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 8 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 6 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 6 (18.75%) SAS Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Senior WebSphere Developer
6 3 (9.38%) SAS Programmer
6 3 (9.38%) SAS Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Programmer
7 1 (3.13%) Database Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Operator
7 1 (3.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 16 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.25%) Data Extraction
3 2 (6.25%) iSeries
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 16 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (9.38%) UNIX
4 2 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 16 (50.00%) Workflow
1 16 (50.00%) Workflow Management
2 15 (46.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) JCL
2 1 (3.13%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SAS Certification
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 16 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) Ab Initio
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) HP