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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 36 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.89% 1.69% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.86% 5.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Average daily rate
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£415 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £385 £398
% change year-on-year
+8.83% -3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
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
194 135 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.77% 28.60% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 87 14
Average daily rate £347 £280 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.10% -16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £224 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.46 £13.88 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% +5.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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
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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 +5 19 £415 +84.44%
Sunderland -1 1 - -
Mainframe
North East

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 25 (67.57%) VME
2 20 (54.05%) COBOL
3 19 (51.35%) Relational Database
4 10 (27.03%) Tuxedo
5 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.22%) Java
6 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
6 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
7 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle
7 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (13.51%) Finance
7 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
7 5 (13.51%) Validation
8 4 (10.81%) ITIL
8 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.81%) Windows
9 3 (8.11%) Linux
9 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
9 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
9 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
10 2 (5.41%) Information Security
10 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 (27.03%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.70%) CICS
2 1 (2.70%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) Adabas
3 1 (2.70%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
1 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Architect
2 8 (21.62%) Technical Leader
3 7 (18.92%) Applications Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Author
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Author
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Software Development Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Software Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Development Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Software Development Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Software Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Junior
6 2 (5.41%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) VME
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
1 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
2 5 (13.51%) Validation
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.70%) CMMI
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) COBOL
2 6 (16.22%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JCL
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) REXX
4 1 (2.70%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) ICL
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) HP