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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 80 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 51 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.15% 2.56% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.85% 7.89% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 6
Median daily rate £265 £420 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.90% +86.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £336 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £451 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year
- +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
650 266 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.10% 32.40% 26.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 139 80
Median daily rate £310 £328 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.52% +16.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 17 13
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.62% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.71 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £30.50 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -32 49 £264 -37.14% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 36 (61.02%) Security Cleared
2 31 (52.54%) ITIL
3 29 (49.15%) SC Cleared
4 28 (47.46%) HP
5 27 (45.76%) Unix
6 24 (40.68%) IBM
6 24 (40.68%) zOS
7 23 (38.98%) Windows
7 23 (38.98%) TCP/IP
8 22 (37.29%) IBM Mainframe
9 20 (33.90%) Linux
9 20 (33.90%) CA
10 17 (28.81%) ServiceNow
10 17 (28.81%) Windows Server
11 16 (27.12%) JCL
11 16 (27.12%) SLA
11 16 (27.12%) Incident Management
12 14 (23.73%) Service Delivery
12 14 (23.73%) SAP
13 13 (22.03%) Oracle
13 13 (22.03%) Change Management
13 13 (22.03%) Degree
13 13 (22.03%) Computer Science
13 13 (22.03%) Problem Management
13 13 (22.03%) ITSM
14 12 (20.34%) Firewall
14 12 (20.34%) ISPF
14 12 (20.34%) REXX
15 11 (18.64%) BMC
15 11 (18.64%) Tivoli

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) CICS
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.98%) TCP/IP
2 12 (20.34%) Firewall
3 10 (16.95%) FTP
4 4 (6.78%) SAN
5 1 (1.69%) 3G
5 1 (1.69%) DHCP
5 1 (1.69%) DNS
5 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.69%) VoIP
5 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) DB2
2 4 (6.78%) Adabas
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.69%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
1 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (10.17%) IT Support
1 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
2 5 (8.47%) Mainframe Support
3 4 (6.78%) Analyst
4 3 (5.08%) Consultant
4 3 (5.08%) Support Consultant
5 2 (3.39%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Developer
5 2 (3.39%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (3.39%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (3.39%) Programmer
5 2 (3.39%) Project Analyst
5 2 (3.39%) Project Leader
5 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (1.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (1.69%) z/OS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) ISPF
2 9 (15.25%) Middleware
3 2 (3.39%) ADO
4 1 (1.69%) J2EE
4 1 (1.69%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 13 (22.03%) Computer Science
3 11 (18.64%) AS400
3 11 (18.64%) Management Information System
4 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (15.25%) Tandem
4 9 (15.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.76%) Unix
2 24 (40.68%) zOS
3 23 (38.98%) Windows
4 20 (33.90%) Linux
5 17 (28.81%) Windows Server
6 10 (16.95%) MVS
7 8 (13.56%) AIX
7 8 (13.56%) Solaris
8 1 (1.69%) HPUX
8 1 (1.69%) VME
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) ITIL
2 16 (27.12%) Incident Management
3 14 (23.73%) Service Delivery
4 13 (22.03%) Change Management
4 13 (22.03%) ITSM
4 13 (22.03%) Problem Management
5 10 (16.95%) Business Continuity
5 10 (16.95%) Project Management
5 10 (16.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (15.25%) Network Management
6 9 (15.25%) SAP Security
7 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.17%) Escalation Management
10 5 (8.47%) BCP
10 5 (8.47%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (8.47%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) JCL
2 12 (20.34%) REXX
3 11 (18.64%) Perl
3 11 (18.64%) Shell Script
3 11 (18.64%) SQL
3 11 (18.64%) VB
4 10 (16.95%) Java
5 5 (8.47%) COBOL
6 3 (5.08%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 36 (61.02%) Security Cleared
2 29 (49.15%) SC Cleared
3 13 (22.03%) Degree
4 10 (16.95%) MCSE
4 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (15.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (15.25%) CCNA
5 9 (15.25%) CCNP
5 9 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (15.25%) MCDBA
5 9 (15.25%) MCP
6 5 (8.47%) AAT
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (3.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (13.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (1.69%) Firmware
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) Tivoli
2 9 (15.25%) OpenView
3 8 (13.56%) Control-M
4 3 (5.08%) MOM
5 2 (3.39%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.69%) OVSD
6 1 (1.69%) SCCM
6 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) HP
2 24 (40.68%) IBM
3 20 (33.90%) CA
4 17 (28.81%) ServiceNow
5 14 (23.73%) SAP
6 13 (22.03%) Oracle
7 11 (18.64%) BMC
8 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.39%) Cisco
9 2 (3.39%) Citrix
9 2 (3.39%) VMware
10 1 (1.69%) AppSense
10 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.69%) Lotus
10 1 (1.69%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.69%) ThinPrint
10 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.69%) TOWER Software