The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 35 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.64% 0.33% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.13% 0.96% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£130 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £19.00 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+35.52% +4.33%
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Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
117 104 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 31.97% 33.99% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 39
Average daily rate £325 £301 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% +17.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 10
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.86 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.05% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the South Yorkshire region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the South Yorkshire region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Mainframe
Top 10 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (83.33%) IBM
1 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 4 (66.67%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) zOS
4 2 (33.33%) CICS
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) MVS
5 1 (16.67%) JCL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 2 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Operator
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM