The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 30 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.

Mainframes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 91 91
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.39% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 0.97% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £410 £480 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.49% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +3.12% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -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 Leeds with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 326 413 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 32.12% 28.70% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 289 169
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £318 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 20
Median hourly rate £18.35 £17.93 £13.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +28.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £9.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £26.30 £33.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Leeds

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) RACF
3 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
3 5 (35.71%) zSecure
4 4 (28.57%) ACF2
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) iSeries
6 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Law
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Unix
6 2 (14.29%) FTP
6 2 (14.29%) JCL
6 2 (14.29%) Tandem
6 2 (14.29%) ISPF
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.14%) F5
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (7.14%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) BGP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.14%) DWDM
2 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.14%) MPLS
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) MSTest
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Law
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Mainframe Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) RACF Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) iSeries
2 2 (14.29%) Tandem
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) JCL
2 1 (7.14%) COBOL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) RACF
2 4 (28.57%) ACF2
3 2 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) zSecure
2 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) BT
2 1 (7.14%) F5
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle