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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 56 43 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.82% 0.77% 3.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.31% 2.54% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 7
Average daily rate £325 £325 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.94%
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 £400 £380 £379
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £60.50
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -34.71%
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
245 118 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.31% 30.26% 33.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 55 64
Average daily rate £375 £421 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.91% +68.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £301 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -29.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £14.64 £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 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 14 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 11 £325 -16.12% 1
Sunderland - 2 - -
Mainframe
North East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 18 (75.00%) IBM
2 14 (58.33%) COBOL
3 13 (54.17%) zOS
3 13 (54.17%) JCL
3 13 (54.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (50.00%) CA
5 11 (45.83%) Java
6 10 (41.67%) Perl
6 10 (41.67%) DB2
6 10 (41.67%) CICS
6 10 (41.67%) Linux
6 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 9 (37.50%) ISPF
8 8 (33.33%) MVS
8 8 (33.33%) Finance
9 7 (29.17%) Micro Focus
9 7 (29.17%) REXX
10 6 (25.00%) Assembly Language
10 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (25.00%) SSL
10 6 (25.00%) Apache
10 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 6 (25.00%) MS Access
10 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
10 6 (25.00%) FTP
10 6 (25.00%) IIS
10 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 6 (25.00%) Unix

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (41.67%) CICS
2 6 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (25.00%) IIS
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) FTP
1 6 (25.00%) SSL
1 6 (25.00%) WinSCP
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) DB2
2 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (25.00%) Easytrieve
2 6 (25.00%) MS Access
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.50%) Adabas
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.50%) StarTeam
3 2 (8.33%) CA Gen
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Applications Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Programmer
4 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (8.33%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) z/OS Systems Programmer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Mortgage Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Mortgage Risk Manager
6 1 (4.17%) z/OS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) ISPF
2 6 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (25.00%) VSAM
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.50%) AS400
5 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) zOS
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) MVS
4 6 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (16.67%) AIX
5 4 (16.67%) Solaris
5 4 (16.67%) Windows
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.17%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
2 4 (16.67%) Change Control
2 4 (16.67%) Change Management
2 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) High Availability
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.17%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.17%) Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) COBOL
2 13 (54.17%) JCL
3 11 (45.83%) Java
4 10 (41.67%) Perl
5 7 (29.17%) REXX
6 6 (25.00%) Assembly Language
6 6 (25.00%) C#
6 6 (25.00%) C++
6 6 (25.00%) CLIST
6 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (25.00%) VBA
7 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 4 (16.67%) SQL
7 4 (16.67%) VB
8 1 (4.17%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) IBM
2 12 (50.00%) CA
3 7 (29.17%) Micro Focus
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Fujitsu
6 1 (4.17%) TIBCO