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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 104 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
-32 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.81% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 2.79% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
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£380 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%
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 Leeds region.

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
450 323 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 28.85% 28.99% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 220 122
Average daily rate £375 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £12.45 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £14.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) JCL
3 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) CICS
3 2 (33.33%) JUnit
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) COBOL
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Adabas
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Law
3 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (16.67%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Law
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) Grails
2 1 (16.67%) WSDL
2 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
2 1 (16.67%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) OS/390
1 1 (16.67%) zOS
1 1 (16.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) User Stories
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian