The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 23 April 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 66 33
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear - 2.20% 4.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 6.02% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 9
Median daily rate - £275 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £411 £408
% change year-on-year -2.73% +0.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +48.07% +18.72%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 200 332 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 36.56% 36.52% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 222 86
Median daily rate £400 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -10.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £227 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 10
Median hourly rate £12.29 £27.29 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.96% +138.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.63 £18.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £28.95 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +29.72%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Tyne and Wear

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) AIX
2 10 (58.82%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) CA
3 9 (52.94%) Perl
3 9 (52.94%) Unix
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Solaris
4 7 (41.18%) zOS
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) IBM
5 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
5 6 (35.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) VB
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
6 5 (29.41%) Migration
6 5 (29.41%) Control-M
7 4 (23.53%) Change Management
8 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
8 3 (17.65%) Ruby
8 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
8 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) MVS
8 3 (17.65%) Middleware

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (11.76%) IaaS
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Adabas
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Product Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Products Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Technologist
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Technologist
5 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) EFT
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) AIX
3 9 (52.94%) Solaris
3 9 (52.94%) Unix
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) zOS
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (17.65%) HPUX
6 3 (17.65%) MVS
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (11.76%) VME
8 1 (5.88%) VMS
8 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Application Discovery
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
4 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) Security Patching
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) Perl
3 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) VB
4 3 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) C
6 1 (5.88%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Tivoli
2 5 (29.41%) Control-M
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) CA
2 6 (35.29%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle