The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 88 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 9 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.98% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 4.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £329 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £439 £298 £375
% change year-on-year
+47.56% -20.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
412 299 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.67% 24.45% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 188 151
Average daily rate £338 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Manchester region.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Mainframe.

1 20 (100.00%) IBM
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (55.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) REXX
4 7 (35.00%) Migration
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (30.00%) UNIX
5 6 (30.00%) COBOL
5 6 (30.00%) SAS
5 6 (30.00%) CICS
5 6 (30.00%) JCL
5 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (30.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (30.00%) Banking
5 6 (30.00%) Base SAS
5 6 (30.00%) Data Extraction
5 6 (30.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Assembly Language
7 4 (20.00%) DB2
7 4 (20.00%) MS Office
7 4 (20.00%) Easytrieve
7 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (20.00%) VSAM
7 4 (20.00%) System Testing
8 3 (15.00%) ETL
9 2 (10.00%) AIX
9 2 (10.00%) Retail

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) SAS
1 6 (30.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Base SAS
1 6 (30.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (20.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) Easytrieve
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) DataStage
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (20.00%) SAS Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Mainframe Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) DBA
5 2 (10.00%) DB2 Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) ISPF
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (30.00%) Data Extraction
3 4 (20.00%) VSAM
4 2 (10.00%) Replication
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (30.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) REXX
2 6 (30.00%) JCL
2 6 (30.00%) COBOL
3 5 (25.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Intel
3 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.00%) Teradata
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
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