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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 66 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.64% 1.69% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 7.06% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £24.53
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -27.82%
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
296 85 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.05% 23.88% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 26 32
Average daily rate £420 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.90 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.50% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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
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 20 October 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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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 -42 5 - - 1
Durham - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (38.46%) COBOL
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) zOS
2 4 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (23.08%) Adabas
3 3 (23.08%) CA
3 3 (23.08%) NATURAL
3 3 (23.08%) JCL
3 3 (23.08%) CA Gen
3 3 (23.08%) VME
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) BCP
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (23.08%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) CA Gen
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) CA Gen Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Natural/Adabas Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) zOS
2 3 (23.08%) VME
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) BCP
1 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
1 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) COBOL
2 3 (23.08%) NATURAL
2 3 (23.08%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) CA
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
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