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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 82 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.98% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 4.27% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £21.42
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -17.36%
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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
233 211 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.88% 22.91% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 132 135
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £615 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 14
Average hourly rate £14.68 £17.50 £13.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +30.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £12.45 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 30 October 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) IBM
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) DB2
3 5 (41.67%) AIX
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
3 5 (41.67%) ClearQuest
3 5 (41.67%) Workflow
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (41.67%) Workflow Management
3 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
3 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (33.33%) Symmetrix DMX
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) CA
4 4 (33.33%) EMC
5 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Advertising
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) COBOL
6 1 (8.33%) zOS
6 1 (8.33%) NATURAL
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) CICS
6 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
1 5 (41.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Storage Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Symmetrix DMX
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) AIX
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) COBOL
1 1 (8.33%) NATURAL
1 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) IBM
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) CA
3 4 (33.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) Unisys