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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 15 17 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.33% 4.30% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.05% 18.18% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £440 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -51.26%  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 21 22 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 28.00% 23.66% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 21
Median daily rate £440 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +10.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £372 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe in Halifax.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Halifax

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (66.67%) IBM
1 4 (66.67%) zOS
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
1 4 (66.67%) ISPF
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (50.00%) Axway
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (50.00%) Tandem
2 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) iSeries
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) FTP
2 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 2 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Teradata
4 1 (16.67%) JBehave
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics

Mainframe
Top Related 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 (16.67%) CICS
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Easytrieve
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JBehave
1 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) ISPF
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) iSeries
1 3 (50.00%) Tandem
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) zOS
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) B2B
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) Fortran
2 1 (16.67%) REXX
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Axway
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Teradata