The 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 3 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 53 47 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.52% 1.41% 3.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.80% 4.82% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
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£410 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.30% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
Mainframe
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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 North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
338 166 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 37.06% 29.23% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 100 42
Average daily rate £400 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.89% +9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £451 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.60 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% -37.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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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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 -8 22 £410 +82.22%
Durham -7 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 34 (66.67%) VME
2 21 (41.18%) COBOL
3 20 (39.22%) Relational Database
4 17 (33.33%) Tuxedo
5 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
6 9 (17.65%) Java
7 8 (15.69%) Oracle
7 8 (15.69%) UNIX
7 8 (15.69%) Windows
7 8 (15.69%) Middleware
7 8 (15.69%) Migration
8 7 (13.73%) Validation
8 7 (13.73%) IDMS
8 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.73%) Linux
8 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
9 6 (11.76%) SQL
9 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (9.80%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
10 5 (9.80%) Finance
10 5 (9.80%) zOS
10 5 (9.80%) VB
10 5 (9.80%) Perl
10 5 (9.80%) IBM
11 4 (7.84%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (7.84%) AIX
11 4 (7.84%) Solaris
11 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
11 4 (7.84%) ITIL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 17 (33.33%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.96%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.73%) IDMS
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.84%) OLTP
4 2 (3.92%) Adabas
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.96%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Architect
2 9 (17.65%) Technical Leader
3 7 (13.73%) Applications Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Author
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Author
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Report Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Junior
8 2 (3.92%) Middleware Architect
8 2 (3.92%) MI Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Junior Project Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Development Project Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Support Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) VB6 Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Software Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) Middleware
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.80%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) VME
2 8 (15.69%) UNIX
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
3 7 (13.73%) Linux
4 5 (9.80%) zOS
5 4 (7.84%) AIX
5 4 (7.84%) Solaris
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) Data Modelling
2 7 (13.73%) Validation
2 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
3 4 (7.84%) ITIL
3 4 (7.84%) Information Security
4 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 3 (5.88%) Change Management
4 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.92%) Quality Management
5 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.92%) Change Control
6 1 (1.96%) SDLC
6 1 (1.96%) Test Automation
6 1 (1.96%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (1.96%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.96%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) COBOL
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) SQL
4 5 (9.80%) VB
4 5 (9.80%) Perl
5 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.88%) JCL
7 2 (3.92%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.96%) VB6
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) IBM
3 4 (7.84%) CA
4 2 (3.92%) ICL
4 2 (3.92%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft