Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mainframes
West Yorkshire > Halifax
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 27 18
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.85% 3.21% 8.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.33% 9.59% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 14
Halifax median daily rate £431 £440 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% -4.40% +8.24%
10th Percentile £414 £387 £336
90th Percentile £443 £450 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £485
% change year-on-year - -7.22% +14.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £14.50 -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 24 73 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 22.22% 33.49% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 60 57
Halifax median daily rate £438 £403 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.62% -4.71%
10th Percentile £367 £289 £313
90th Percentile £504 £450 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.31% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Halifax median hourly rate £15.50 - £12.00
10th Percentile £15.25 - £10.50
90th Percentile £15.75 - £14.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +10.34% -1.69% +1.72%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Halifax

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Halifax

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Microgen
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Gerrit
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
2 1 (50.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Gerrit
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) ETL Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Thinking
1 1 (50.00%) Database Optimisation
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microgen
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle