The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North East region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 52 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% 0.99% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.56% 6.00% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £386 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.73% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.43%
Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
119 50 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.65% 16.45% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 16 53
Average daily rate £273 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £650 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £13.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +38.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £14.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £32.70 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 7 (30.43%) Adabas
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
1 7 (30.43%) UNIX
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) NATURAL
2 6 (26.09%) JCL
3 5 (21.74%) COBOL
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) VME
4 4 (17.39%) C
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) ProC
6 2 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security
6 2 (8.70%) PLM
6 2 (8.70%) RACF
6 2 (8.70%) MVS
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows
6 2 (8.70%) Java
6 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 1 (4.35%) .NET
7 1 (4.35%) C++
7 1 (4.35%) Software AG
7 1 (4.35%) zOS
7 1 (4.35%) Cognos

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (4.35%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Adabas
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) ProC
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Programmer
2 6 (26.09%) DBA
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Applications Support
3 5 (21.74%) Adabas DBA
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) C Programmer
6 2 (8.70%) Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Governance Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) VME
3 4 (17.39%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) MVS
5 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Information Security
2 2 (8.70%) PLM
3 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) NATURAL
1 6 (26.09%) JCL
2 5 (21.74%) COBOL
3 4 (17.39%) C
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) RACF
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Software AG
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos