The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 76 51
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 6 51 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.07% 3.18% 2.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.26% 8.06% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 32 7
Median daily rate £310 £268 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.88% -36.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

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 the North East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 184 633 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 32.92% 39.51% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 410 126
Median daily rate £350 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £218 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 51 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £28.00 £15.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.21% +82.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.19 £15.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £28.50 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the North East

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the North East

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +30 5 £310 +17.20%
Durham - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 4 (57.14%) NATURAL
1 4 (57.14%) Adabas
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) MVS
3 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (28.57%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (28.57%) ISPF
3 2 (28.57%) zOS
3 2 (28.57%) BMC
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) REXX
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) JCL
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Replication
4 1 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (14.29%) SLA

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Adabas
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) DBA
2 3 (42.86%) Adabas DBA
3 2 (28.57%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (28.57%) Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) EFT
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) MVS
1 2 (28.57%) zOS
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) NATURAL
2 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) REXX
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (14.29%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) BMC
2 2 (28.57%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow