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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 64 55 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% 0.64% 3.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.36% 2.00% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 8
Average daily rate £325 £325 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £465 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
298 200 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.32% 32.15% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 97 87
Average daily rate £375 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 26
Average hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -55.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £9.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £15.00 £74.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 13 £325 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 20 (74.07%) IBM
2 14 (51.85%) COBOL
2 14 (51.85%) zOS
2 14 (51.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (48.15%) CA
3 13 (48.15%) JCL
4 12 (44.44%) Linux
5 11 (40.74%) Java
5 11 (40.74%) DB2
6 10 (37.04%) Perl
6 10 (37.04%) CICS
6 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
7 9 (33.33%) ISPF
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
8 8 (29.63%) MVS
9 7 (25.93%) REXX
9 7 (25.93%) Micro Focus
9 7 (25.93%) Unix
9 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (22.22%) Banking
10 6 (22.22%) VSAM
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 6 (22.22%) WinSCP
10 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (22.22%) Time Sharing Option
10 6 (22.22%) CLIST
10 6 (22.22%) IIS
10 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (37.04%) CICS
2 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
3 6 (22.22%) Apache
3 6 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) assyst
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) FTP
1 6 (22.22%) SSL
1 6 (22.22%) WinSCP
2 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) DB2
2 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (22.22%) Easytrieve
2 6 (22.22%) MS Access
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) Adabas
4 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 6 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) StarTeam
3 2 (7.41%) CA Gen
4 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.70%) ClearQuest
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Applications Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Tivoli Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Mortgage Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Microsoft Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Support
6 2 (7.41%) z/OS Systems Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) ISPF
2 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) VSAM
3 3 (11.11%) AS400
4 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) zOS
2 12 (44.44%) Linux
3 8 (29.63%) MVS
4 7 (25.93%) Unix
5 6 (22.22%) AIX
6 5 (18.52%) Solaris
6 5 (18.52%) Windows
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
2 4 (14.81%) Change Control
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
2 4 (14.81%) Quality Management
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.70%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) COBOL
2 13 (48.15%) JCL
3 11 (40.74%) Java
4 10 (37.04%) Perl
5 7 (25.93%) REXX
6 6 (22.22%) Assembly Language
6 6 (22.22%) C#
6 6 (22.22%) C++
6 6 (22.22%) CLIST
6 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
6 6 (22.22%) VBA
7 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) VB
8 1 (3.70%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (18.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Tivoli
2 3 (11.11%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) IBM
2 13 (48.15%) CA
3 7 (25.93%) Micro Focus
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Fujitsu
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) TIBCO