The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 60 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 11 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.63% 0.61% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.87% 1.94% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 7
Average daily rate £325 £388 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +82.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £298 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £478 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
Mainframe
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Miscellaneous Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
226 103 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 33.58% 31.31% 36.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 51 63
Average daily rate £375 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £301 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -29.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £10.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £14.64 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 17 (85.00%) IBM
2 13 (65.00%) COBOL
2 13 (65.00%) JCL
2 13 (65.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (60.00%) CA
4 11 (55.00%) Java
4 11 (55.00%) zOS
5 10 (50.00%) Linux
5 10 (50.00%) Perl
5 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) ISPF
6 9 (45.00%) DB2
6 9 (45.00%) CICS
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
8 7 (35.00%) Micro Focus
8 7 (35.00%) MVS
9 6 (30.00%) Assembly Language
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (30.00%) Apache
9 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (30.00%) MS Access
9 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
9 6 (30.00%) FTP
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (30.00%) SSL
9 6 (30.00%) IIS
9 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
9 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 6 (30.00%) Unix
9 6 (30.00%) VBA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 9 (45.00%) CICS
2 6 (30.00%) Apache
2 6 (30.00%) IIS
2 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) assyst
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) FTP
1 6 (30.00%) SSL
1 6 (30.00%) WinSCP
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) DB2
2 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (30.00%) Easytrieve
2 6 (30.00%) MS Access
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (15.00%) StarTeam
3 2 (10.00%) CA Gen
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Applications Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (15.00%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Risk Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) z/OS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) ISPF
2 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (30.00%) VSAM
3 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.00%) AS400
5 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) zOS
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) MVS
4 6 (30.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) AIX
5 4 (20.00%) Solaris
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Control
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) COBOL
1 13 (65.00%) JCL
2 11 (55.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) Perl
4 6 (30.00%) Assembly Language
4 6 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) C++
4 6 (30.00%) CLIST
4 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) REXX
4 6 (30.00%) VBA
5 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) IBM
2 12 (60.00%) CA
3 7 (35.00%) Micro Focus
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
6 1 (5.00%) TIBCO