The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 86 104 106
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.67% 0.31% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.14% 1.15% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 420 523 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 31.32% 27.04% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 354 261
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 29
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.76% +8.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £11.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.24 £21.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in West Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in West Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Leeds +13 5 £410 -18.00%
Halifax +2 4 £440 -2.11%
Mainframe
Yorkshire

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 22 (61.11%) IBM
2 15 (41.67%) Finance
3 14 (38.89%) CA
3 14 (38.89%) zOS
4 13 (36.11%) CICS
4 13 (36.11%) OMEGAMON
4 13 (36.11%) Unit Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Syncsort
4 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
4 13 (36.11%) Splunk
4 13 (36.11%) CA Service Virtualization
4 13 (36.11%) Virtual Environments
5 12 (33.33%) Functional Testing
5 12 (33.33%) iPad
5 12 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 12 (33.33%) Banking
6 11 (30.56%) CA Endevor
6 11 (30.56%) DevOps
7 10 (27.78%) DB2
8 9 (25.00%) Service Management
9 7 (19.44%) Windows
10 6 (16.67%) JCL
10 6 (16.67%) ISPF
11 5 (13.89%) iSeries
11 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
11 5 (13.89%) Time Sharing Option
11 5 (13.89%) zSecure
11 5 (13.89%) FTP
11 5 (13.89%) RACF
11 5 (13.89%) Unix

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 13 (36.11%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) FTP
2 1 (2.78%) BGP
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.78%) DWDM
2 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
2 1 (2.78%) MPLS
2 1 (2.78%) VLAN
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Easytrieve
2 1 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JBehave
1 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) MSTest
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Build Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Consultant
2 5 (13.89%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Deployment Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.11%) z/OS Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Mainframe Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) RACF Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) z/OS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) ISPF
2 3 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) iPad
2 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.89%) iSeries
2 5 (13.89%) Tandem
3 2 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) zOS
2 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
1 13 (36.11%) Unit Testing
1 13 (36.11%) Virtual Environments
2 12 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 12 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 11 (30.56%) DevOps
4 9 (25.00%) Service Management
5 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) B2B
7 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) IT Strategy
7 3 (8.33%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) BDD
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
9 1 (2.78%) ETL
9 1 (2.78%) Project Management
9 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) JCL
2 2 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.78%) Fortran
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) REXX
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) CCNP
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) RACF
1 5 (13.89%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (11.11%) ACF2
3 2 (5.56%) Docker
4 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) CA Service Virtualization
1 13 (36.11%) OMEGAMON
2 11 (30.56%) CA Endevor
3 5 (13.89%) zSecure
4 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) IBM
2 14 (38.89%) CA
3 13 (36.11%) Splunk
3 13 (36.11%) Syncsort
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) Axway
5 3 (8.33%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (2.78%) BT
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) F5
7 1 (2.78%) Teradata