The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / Yorkshire
Rank 106 121 128
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.79% 0.60% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 2.11% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 4
Median daily rate £418 £650 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.76% +48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £401 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £790 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -34.17%

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

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
674 806 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 31.20% 28.29% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 546 421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £12.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.00 £19.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +23 17 £418 -35.76%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 26 (53.06%) IBM
2 22 (44.90%) Finance
3 17 (34.69%) Banking
4 16 (32.65%) CA
5 14 (28.57%) CICS
5 14 (28.57%) DB2
5 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 13 (26.53%) Syncsort
6 13 (26.53%) OMEGAMON
6 13 (26.53%) Splunk
6 13 (26.53%) Functional Testing
6 13 (26.53%) CA Service Virtualization
6 13 (26.53%) Virtual Environments
6 13 (26.53%) Unit Testing
7 12 (24.49%) E-Commerce
7 12 (24.49%) DevOps
7 12 (24.49%) iPad
7 12 (24.49%) CA Endevor
8 11 (22.45%) zOS
9 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (16.33%) Windows
11 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
12 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
12 5 (10.20%) Service Management
12 5 (10.20%) Retail
12 5 (10.20%) Unix
12 5 (10.20%) Linux
12 5 (10.20%) COBOL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (28.57%) CICS
2 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (2.04%) Temenos T24
1 1 (2.04%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) FTP
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) BGP
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.04%) DWDM
2 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.04%) MPLS
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) VLAN
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JBehave
2 2 (4.08%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.08%) ClearQuest
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.04%) Hudson
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (2.04%) JMeter
3 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) MSTest
3 1 (2.04%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.04%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.04%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) VersionOne
General
1 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) Banking
3 5 (10.20%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Architect
1 8 (16.33%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (12.24%) Consultant
2 6 (12.24%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Build Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Administrator
4 4 (8.16%) Deployment Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Developer
4 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) DevOps Specialist
4 4 (8.16%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) z/OS Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Mainframe Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.08%) RACF Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (6.12%) ISPF
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) REST
3 1 (2.04%) Spring
3 1 (2.04%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) iPad
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) iSeries
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.08%) Tandem
5 1 (2.04%) Blog
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Social Media
5 1 (2.04%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) zOS
2 8 (16.33%) Windows
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Unix
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (26.53%) Functional Testing
2 13 (26.53%) Unit Testing
2 13 (26.53%) Virtual Environments
3 12 (24.49%) DevOps
3 12 (24.49%) E-Commerce
4 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (12.24%) Software Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) Service Management
8 4 (8.16%) BPMN
8 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.16%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.12%) BDD
9 3 (6.12%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (6.12%) Migration
9 3 (6.12%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) COBOL
1 5 (10.20%) Java
2 3 (6.12%) JCL
3 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.04%) Fortran
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) REXX
3 1 (2.04%) Visual J++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) CCNP
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) ACF2
1 3 (6.12%) RACF
2 2 (4.08%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (26.53%) OMEGAMON
2 12 (24.49%) CA Endevor
3 3 (6.12%) zSecure
4 1 (2.04%) Control-M
4 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.04%) SCCM
4 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) IBM
2 16 (32.65%) CA
3 13 (26.53%) Splunk
3 13 (26.53%) Syncsort
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) EMC
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) BMC
6 1 (2.04%) BT
6 1 (2.04%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.04%) Calypso
6 1 (2.04%) F5
6 1 (2.04%) Guidewire
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Temenos