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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 44 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.60% 3.10% 1.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.60% 17.86% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£225 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+54.92% -34.25%
Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
93 56 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.56% 17.34% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 27 42
Average daily rate £310 £281 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -28.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £468 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £18.13 £32.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.23% +60.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £26.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £33.25 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the North East region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North East region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -14 7 £225 -18.18%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 10 (55.56%) COBOL
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 6 (33.33%) JCL
2 6 (33.33%) VME
3 5 (27.78%) zOS
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) NATURAL
3 5 (27.78%) Adabas
3 5 (27.78%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (16.67%) CA Gen
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) CA
6 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Windows
6 1 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) MVS
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) CA Gen
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Programmer
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst Programmer
3 4 (22.22%) Adabas DBA
3 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
3 4 (22.22%) DBA
3 4 (22.22%) Developer
4 3 (16.67%) CA Gen Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
1 6 (33.33%) VME
2 5 (27.78%) zOS
3 1 (5.56%) MVS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) COBOL
2 6 (33.33%) JCL
3 5 (27.78%) NATURAL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO