The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 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
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 57 33
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne - 0.92% 3.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.65% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 7
Median daily rate - £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 190 226 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 35.85% 34.72% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 170 51
Median daily rate £400 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £11.33 £15.79 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.22% +43.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.47 £11.61 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £19.96 £26.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Newcastle upon Tyne

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 15 (62.50%) CA
3 14 (58.33%) Unix
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 14 (58.33%) Perl
4 13 (54.17%) Java
4 13 (54.17%) AIX
4 13 (54.17%) Solaris
4 13 (54.17%) zOS
5 12 (50.00%) SQL
6 11 (45.83%) VB
6 11 (45.83%) Tivoli
6 11 (45.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
7 10 (41.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (41.67%) Control-M
7 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
7 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
8 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 8 (33.33%) IBM
10 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
10 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (25.00%) Change Management
12 5 (20.83%) Quality Management
12 5 (20.83%) Oracle
12 5 (20.83%) Change Control
12 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
13 4 (16.67%) Database Security

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) DB2
1 4 (16.67%) Ingres
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) DTS
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Product Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Products Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) DBA
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 3 (12.50%) Mainframe Support
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Migration Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Applications Support
6 2 (8.33%) Technologist
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Tandem
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 14 (58.33%) Unix
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) AIX
3 13 (54.17%) Solaris
3 13 (54.17%) zOS
4 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
5 3 (12.50%) HPUX
5 3 (12.50%) MVS
6 2 (8.33%) VME
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Change Management
3 5 (20.83%) Change Control
3 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
3 5 (20.83%) Quality Management
4 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (16.67%) Database Security
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (12.50%) Application Discovery
5 3 (12.50%) Migration
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Security Patching
6 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITSM
6 2 (8.33%) Open Source
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Perl
2 13 (54.17%) Java
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) VB
5 10 (41.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (12.50%) Python
6 3 (12.50%) Ruby
7 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) MCDBA
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Tivoli
2 10 (41.67%) Control-M
3 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) CA
2 8 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) SAP