The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 98 79 64
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.23% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 2.29% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Average daily rate
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- £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £420 £386
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £30.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-28.19% +9.08%
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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 Leeds region.

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
396 306 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 29.73% 26.24% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 187 116
Average daily rate £375 £320 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 11
Average hourly rate £12.42 £19.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Leeds region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Leeds region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Mainframe
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Law
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) OS/390
3 1 (25.00%) zOS
3 1 (25.00%) MVS
3 1 (25.00%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Law
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe DBA
1 1 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) OS/390
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
1 1 (25.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) BMC