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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 36 49 34
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 27 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.48% 0.68% 1.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.63% 2.65% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£410 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
Mainframe
England

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
254 151 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.73% 25.81% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 93 28
Average daily rate £350 £281 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -10.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.68 £13.50 £23.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% -42.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.70 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £14.30 £31.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +12 25 £410 +54.71%
Durham -7 2 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 26 (63.41%) VME
2 20 (48.78%) COBOL
3 19 (46.34%) Relational Database
4 10 (24.39%) Tuxedo
5 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
6 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.63%) Java
6 6 (14.63%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.20%) Oracle
7 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.20%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (12.20%) Windows
7 5 (12.20%) Finance
7 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
7 5 (12.20%) Validation
7 5 (12.20%) Information Security
7 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (9.76%) ITIL
8 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.32%) Linux
9 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
9 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
9 3 (7.32%) Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
9 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (24.39%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.44%) CICS
2 1 (2.44%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (46.34%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) Adabas
3 1 (2.44%) IDMS
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
1 5 (12.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Technical Leader
3 7 (17.07%) Applications Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Author
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Author
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
6 2 (4.88%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Report Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Software Development Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Software Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Software Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Development Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Software Development Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) MI Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (63.41%) VME
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Data Modelling
1 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
2 5 (12.20%) Validation
2 5 (12.20%) Information Security
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.44%) Scrum
6 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) CMMI
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.44%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) COBOL
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) JCL
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) REXX
4 1 (2.44%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) ICL
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) HP