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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 129 122 107
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.58% 0.12% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 0.43% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Average daily rate £650 £494 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.64% +41.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
Mainframe
England

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
803 702 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 27.63% 27.37% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 437 349
Average daily rate £403 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.25 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £9.47 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £18.75 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 12 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 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
West Yorkshire 0 13 £650 +31.64% 3
North Yorkshire - 3 £414 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £850 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 17 (44.74%) IBM
2 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (31.58%) DB2
3 12 (31.58%) AIX
4 11 (28.95%) Linux
4 11 (28.95%) Finance
4 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
5 9 (23.68%) Migration
5 9 (23.68%) Oracle
6 8 (21.05%) ClearCase
6 8 (21.05%) ClearQuest
6 8 (21.05%) IBM Integration Bus
7 7 (18.42%) Operations Management
7 7 (18.42%) QA
7 7 (18.42%) Analytics
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.42%) Banking
7 7 (18.42%) VSAM
7 7 (18.42%) JCL
7 7 (18.42%) CICS
8 6 (15.79%) MVS
9 5 (13.16%) Tivoli
9 5 (13.16%) zOS
9 5 (13.16%) SSL
9 5 (13.16%) RACF
9 5 (13.16%) ISPF
9 5 (13.16%) VME
9 5 (13.16%) Fujitsu
9 5 (13.16%) OMEGAMON
9 5 (13.16%) Time Sharing Option

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
2 7 (18.42%) CICS
3 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
1 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) DB2
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Adabas
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) ClearCase
1 8 (21.05%) ClearQuest
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Administrator
2 5 (13.16%) Consultant
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) DBA
3 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Mainframe Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 3 (7.89%) MySQL DBA
4 3 (7.89%) Subject Matter Expert
4 3 (7.89%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (2.63%) DB2 Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Implementation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (13.16%) ISPF
3 4 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (2.63%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) VSAM
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.89%) APACS
4 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.26%) AS400
5 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (5.26%) Tandem
6 1 (2.63%) Blog
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) AIX
2 11 (28.95%) Linux
3 6 (15.79%) MVS
4 5 (13.16%) VME
4 5 (13.16%) zOS
5 3 (7.89%) CentOS
5 3 (7.89%) Unix
5 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Analytics
2 7 (18.42%) Operations Management
3 4 (10.53%) ITIL
3 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Open Source
4 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) SDLC
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.63%) Presales
5 1 (2.63%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) JCL
2 2 (5.26%) COBOL
3 1 (2.63%) NATURAL
3 1 (2.63%) REXX
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Certification
3 2 (5.26%) IBM WebSphere Certification
4 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) RACF
1 5 (13.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) OMEGAMON
1 5 (13.16%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.63%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) IBM
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) Fujitsu
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft