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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 58 45 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -24
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.21% 0.27% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.90% 0.89% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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
288 112 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 37.40% 30.11% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 77 14
Average daily rate £428 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £209 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £723
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -2.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 26 (72.22%) VME
2 17 (47.22%) COBOL
3 16 (44.44%) Tuxedo
3 16 (44.44%) Relational Database
4 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) Linux
5 11 (30.56%) UNIX
5 11 (30.56%) Windows
6 10 (27.78%) SQL
7 9 (25.00%) VB
7 9 (25.00%) IBM
7 9 (25.00%) zOS
7 9 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (22.22%) CA
8 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
8 8 (22.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
8 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 8 (22.22%) Java
8 8 (22.22%) Perl
8 8 (22.22%) AIX
8 8 (22.22%) Solaris
9 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
9 7 (19.44%) Validation
9 7 (19.44%) IDMS
10 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 6 (16.67%) Middleware
11 5 (13.89%) HP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 16 (44.44%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.78%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) Relational Database
2 7 (19.44%) IDMS
3 4 (11.11%) OLTP
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Architect
2 6 (16.67%) Applications Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Leader
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Author
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Author
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Middleware Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) VB6 Developer
6 1 (2.78%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (2.78%) VB Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) VME
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 9 (25.00%) zOS
4 8 (22.22%) AIX
4 8 (22.22%) Solaris
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
1 7 (19.44%) Validation
2 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 5 (13.89%) Change Control
3 5 (13.89%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.89%) Problem Management
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 5 (13.89%) Quality Management
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) COBOL
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) VB
4 8 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 8 (22.22%) Java
4 8 (22.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) JCL
5 1 (2.78%) VB6
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) IBM
2 8 (22.22%) CA
3 5 (13.89%) HP
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft