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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 123 109 104
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.12% 0.65% 0.097%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 2.40% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
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- £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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
661 625 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 26.37% 27.09% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 370 271
Average daily rate £363 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 63
Average hourly rate £12.30 £14.50 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% -13.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.41 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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
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 6 March 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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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
South Yorkshire -6 2 - -
West Yorkshire -18 1 - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) COBOL
2 6 (46.15%) CICS
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) DB2
3 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) SAS
4 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio
5 2 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (15.38%) zOS
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
5 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) SELCOPY
6 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (7.69%) EntireX
6 1 (7.69%) NATURAL
6 1 (7.69%) JCL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) CICS
2 3 (23.08%) SAS
3 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (15.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.69%) Adabas
3 1 (7.69%) Essbase
3 1 (7.69%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
1 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Programmer
1 2 (15.38%) SAS Programmer
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Mainframe Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Designer
2 1 (7.69%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (7.69%) Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) ATL
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (7.69%) EntireX
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.69%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) zOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) RUP
3 1 (7.69%) DSDM
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) COBOL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
2 1 (7.69%) REXX
2 1 (7.69%) NATURAL
2 1 (7.69%) JCL
2 1 (7.69%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Ab Initio
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft