The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 39 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.76% 2.96% 2.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.86% 21.43% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£225 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
79 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 19.85% 13.79% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 14 23
Average daily rate £325 £250 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -36.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £16.64
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 - £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Mainframe
North East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -13 6 £225 - 1
Mainframe
North East

Mainframe
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) COBOL
2 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 6 (46.15%) VME
3 5 (38.46%) zOS
3 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (23.08%) CA Gen
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) CA
6 1 (7.69%) MVS
6 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
6 1 (7.69%) JCL
6 1 (7.69%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) CA Gen
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Applications Support
2 3 (23.08%) CA Gen Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) VME
2 5 (38.46%) zOS
3 1 (7.69%) MVS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) COBOL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO