Period
to 12 December 2018

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 6 months to 12 December 2018 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 140 112
Rank change year-on-year -1 -28 +23
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 24 12 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.70% 0.40% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.32% 1.35% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 26
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -2.70% -7.50%
10th Percentile £288 £413 £375
90th Percentile £488 £613 £556
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -11.11% -2.70% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.75 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.73% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £18.75 £22.25
% change year-on-year - -15.73% -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,033 890 1,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 30.15% 29.36% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 619 704
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £244
90th Percentile £556 £553 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 33 40
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -1.69%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.63 £9.49
90th Percentile £23.49 £21.40 £24.70
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.88 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.78% +10.34% +5.00%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in West Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +15 16 £425 -5.56%
Halifax 0 4 £280 -35.07%
Pudsey +5 2 £425 -15.42%
Mainframe
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (33.33%) ETL
5 7 (29.17%) COBOL
5 7 (29.17%) Unix
5 7 (29.17%) Banking
6 6 (25.00%) Migration
6 6 (25.00%) DB2
6 6 (25.00%) JCL
7 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 4 (16.67%) Data Mapping
8 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
8 3 (12.50%) Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Microservices
8 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.50%) DataStage
8 3 (12.50%) IBM
8 3 (12.50%) CICS
8 3 (12.50%) zOS
8 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (8.33%) Statistics

Mainframe
Co-occurring 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 3 (12.50%) CICS
2 2 (8.33%) SAS
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) DataStage
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (8.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (8.33%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 2 (8.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Publishing
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
2 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) DataStage Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Mainframe Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) RACF Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) SAS Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Lead
5 1 (4.17%) DataStage ETL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) VSAM
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Unix
2 3 (12.50%) zOS
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) ETL
3 6 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Microservices
5 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (8.33%) Visual Analytics
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) COBOL
3 6 (25.00%) JCL
4 4 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) RACF
2 1 (4.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) zSecure
2 1 (4.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) IBM
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
3 1 (4.17%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft