Period
to 16 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 16 January 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 146 178
Rank change year-on-year -7 +32 -38
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.52% 1.06% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.77% 3.29% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 28
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £395 £383
90th Percentile £586 £553 £925
England median daily rate £450 £440 £463
% change year-on-year +2.27% -4.86% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% - -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £45.00 £26.13
% change year-on-year -58.33% +72.25% -5.00%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,298 1,579 1,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 29.49% 32.13% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 984 1,174
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £220 £225 £245
90th Percentile £560 £538 £563
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 72 113
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% -1.28% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.90 £9.83 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £28.75 £22.20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.27% +4.10% +14.29%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Yorkshire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
West Yorkshire -27 21 £450 - 2
South Yorkshire +15 2 - - 1
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 8 (34.78%) Unix
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) IBM
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
3 4 (17.39%) JCL
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 4 (17.39%) COBOL
3 4 (17.39%) Microservices
3 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
3 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) QA
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) XML
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) CISSP
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) DB2
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) EngageOne
5 2 (8.70%) CISA
5 2 (8.70%) Management Information System

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
1 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.35%) Gerrit
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Local Government
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Automation Tester
3 5 (21.74%) Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Designer
6 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Tester
6 2 (8.70%) Migration Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Designer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Ajax
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) AS400
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) HPUX
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Microservices
3 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) ArchiMate
5 2 (8.70%) Change Control
5 2 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Data Governance
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) OWASP
5 2 (8.70%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (8.70%) Threat Modelling
6 1 (4.35%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) Data Extraction
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) COBOL
2 4 (17.39%) JCL
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CISA
1 2 (8.70%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) CyberArk
2 2 (8.70%) MuleSoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Microgen