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 27 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
England / North East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 68 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 -27  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.14% 0.80% 3.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 2.46% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 11
Median daily rate - £283 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.70%  
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 £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 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 246 284 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 33.84% 32.57% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 203 100
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 10
Median hourly rate £10.79 £18.00 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.05% +57.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.63 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £37.50 £26.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -18 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 North East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) CA
3 14 (48.28%) Java
3 14 (48.28%) Perl
3 14 (48.28%) Unix
3 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) AIX
4 13 (44.83%) zOS
4 13 (44.83%) Solaris
5 12 (41.38%) SQL
6 11 (37.93%) VB
6 11 (37.93%) Tivoli
6 11 (37.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
7 10 (34.48%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (34.48%) Control-M
7 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
7 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
7 10 (34.48%) IBM
8 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
9 7 (24.14%) Problem Management
9 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
10 6 (20.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (20.69%) Oracle
10 6 (20.69%) Change Management
11 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
11 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
11 5 (17.24%) Migration
11 5 (17.24%) Incident Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) DB2
2 4 (13.79%) Ingres
3 2 (6.90%) Adabas
4 1 (3.45%) DTS
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Support Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Product Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Products Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) DBA
4 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
4 3 (10.34%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Migration Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Applications Support
5 2 (6.90%) Technologist
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.90%) EFT
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) Tandem
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 14 (48.28%) AIX
2 14 (48.28%) Unix
2 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) Solaris
3 13 (44.83%) zOS
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.34%) HPUX
5 3 (10.34%) MVS
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) VME
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Problem Management
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Change Management
3 5 (17.24%) Change Control
3 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
4 4 (13.79%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (13.79%) Database Security
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Application Discovery
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) Security Patching
6 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Data Management
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps
6 2 (6.90%) Open Source
6 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
1 14 (48.28%) Perl
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) VB
4 10 (34.48%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.34%) Python
5 3 (10.34%) Ruby
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) MCDBA
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) Tivoli
2 10 (34.48%) Control-M
3 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) CA
2 10 (34.48%) IBM
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) SAP