The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 66 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 22 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.35% 4.09% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.09% 13.22% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Average daily rate £275 £364 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% +61.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £293 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £485 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -0.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
Mainframe
North East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
361 174 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 38.49% 30.96% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 84 98
Average daily rate £330 £360 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +25.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £511 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.36 £11.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.48% +8.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 21 £275 -28.33% 4
Sunderland -4 1 - - 1
Mainframe
North East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 22 (61.11%) IBM
2 19 (52.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 17 (47.22%) zOS
3 17 (47.22%) JCL
4 16 (44.44%) CA
5 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
6 13 (36.11%) ISPF
6 13 (36.11%) REXX
6 13 (36.11%) COBOL
7 12 (33.33%) Java
7 12 (33.33%) Linux
7 12 (33.33%) MVS
8 10 (27.78%) CICS
8 10 (27.78%) HP
8 10 (27.78%) FTP
8 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 10 (27.78%) Perl
8 10 (27.78%) DB2
8 10 (27.78%) ITIL
8 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
8 10 (27.78%) Time Sharing Option
9 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 8 (22.22%) Unix
10 8 (22.22%) Change Management
10 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (19.44%) Finance
11 7 (19.44%) Micro Focus
11 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
11 7 (19.44%) Problem Management
12 6 (16.67%) WebSphere

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (27.78%) CICS
2 6 (16.67%) Apache
2 6 (16.67%) IIS
2 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) assyst
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) FTP
1 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) SSL
2 6 (16.67%) WinSCP
3 1 (2.78%) 3G
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) DB2
2 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (16.67%) Easytrieve
2 6 (16.67%) MS Access
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.11%) Adabas
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) CA Gen
3 1 (2.78%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Programmer
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Mainframe Support
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.56%) z/OS Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Project Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) ISPF
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (16.67%) VSAM
4 5 (13.89%) AS400
5 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.56%) Tandem
6 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) zOS
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 12 (33.33%) MVS
3 8 (22.22%) Unix
4 6 (16.67%) Windows
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.11%) AIX
5 4 (11.11%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) HPUX
6 1 (2.78%) VME
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Change Management
3 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
3 7 (19.44%) Problem Management
4 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) ITSM
6 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.33%) High Availability
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Coaching
7 2 (5.56%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (5.56%) Escalation Management
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (5.56%) Network Management
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) JCL
2 13 (36.11%) COBOL
2 13 (36.11%) REXX
3 12 (33.33%) Java
4 10 (27.78%) Perl
5 6 (16.67%) Assembly Language
5 6 (16.67%) C#
5 6 (16.67%) C++
5 6 (16.67%) CLIST
5 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) VBA
6 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.11%) SQL
6 4 (11.11%) VB
7 2 (5.56%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) CCNP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.56%) MCDBA
4 2 (5.56%) MCP
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (2.78%) AAT
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (8.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Control-M
1 4 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 3 (8.33%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (5.56%) OpenView
4 1 (2.78%) OVSD
4 1 (2.78%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) IBM
2 16 (44.44%) CA
3 10 (27.78%) HP
4 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (19.44%) Micro Focus
6 6 (16.67%) ServiceNow
7 4 (11.11%) BMC
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle
8 2 (5.56%) SAP
9 1 (2.78%) AppSense
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix
9 1 (2.78%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.78%) ThinPrint
9 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (2.78%) VMware
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