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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 24 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.27% 3.28% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.90% 18.18% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
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- £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +9.00%
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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
29 33 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 18.47% 18.03% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 20
Average daily rate £405 £411 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
3 2 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) Law
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Base SAS
4 1 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (25.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (25.00%) Essbase
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (50.00%) SAS
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Essbase
2 1 (25.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Law
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Ab Initio