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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 26 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.65% 1.36% 2.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 5.88% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£438 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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
29 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 18.95% 23.13% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 20
Average daily rate £438 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.27% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £208 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 13 (68.42%) SAS
2 12 (63.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (47.37%) Oracle
4 8 (42.11%) Banking
5 6 (31.58%) Workflow Management
5 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
5 6 (31.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (31.58%) DB2
5 6 (31.58%) AIX
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) ClearCase
5 6 (31.58%) IBM
5 6 (31.58%) ClearQuest
5 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
5 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
5 6 (31.58%) Workflow
5 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (26.32%) Credit Risk
6 5 (26.32%) Retail Banking
6 5 (26.32%) Retail
7 4 (21.05%) Essbase
7 4 (21.05%) Finance
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) OLAP
8 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.79%) SAS Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (68.42%) SAS
2 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 6 (31.58%) DB2
3 4 (21.05%) Essbase
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.79%) OLAP
4 3 (15.79%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (15.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (5.26%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) ClearCase
1 6 (31.58%) ClearQuest
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Retail Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Retail
3 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) SAS Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Programmer
3 3 (15.79%) SAS Programmer
3 3 (15.79%) SAS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Database Developer
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (26.32%) Credit Risk
3 2 (10.53%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) AIX
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Workflow Management
1 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
1 6 (31.58%) Workflow
1 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SAS Certification
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Ab Initio
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft