Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 150 152
Rank change year-on-year -21 +2 -33
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 58 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.34% 1.06% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 3.31% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 34
Yorkshire median daily rate £471 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £414 £360 £356
90th Percentile £611 £545 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £14.50 -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.25
% change year-on-year -15.12% +23.43% -0.94%

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 1300 1750 1927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 29.77% 31.96% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1086 1249
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £235
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 121
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.28 £9.75
90th Percentile £29.21 £28.75 £28.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -24 10 £450 - 3
South Yorkshire +15 5 £525 +5.00%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 8 (53.33%) Unix
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) CISSP
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Threat Modelling
5 3 (20.00%) OWASP
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) CISA
5 3 (20.00%) DB2
5 3 (20.00%) JCL
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) COBOL
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
6 2 (13.33%) Local Government
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Selenium
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source

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 (13.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.67%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) BGP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (6.67%) DWDM
1 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Applications Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Risk Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Security Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
5 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Unix
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) Threat Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) OWASP
4 2 (13.33%) ArchiMate
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Data Governance
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Microservices
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) COBOL
2 3 (20.00%) JCL
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) CyberArk
1 2 (13.33%) MuleSoft
2 1 (6.67%) BT
2 1 (6.67%) F5
2 1 (6.67%) IBM