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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 76 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 13 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.96% 0.17% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.22% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £432 £400 £344
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.95 £33.95
% change year-on-year
- -53.01%
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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
404 274 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.93% 23.14% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 154 169
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 43
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.69 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) IBM
1 30 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 21 (70.00%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 7 (23.33%) DB2
4 7 (23.33%) AIX
5 6 (20.00%) Intel
5 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) Banking
6 5 (16.67%) Retail
6 5 (16.67%) CICS
6 5 (16.67%) SOA
6 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Sun
8 3 (10.00%) Teradata
8 3 (10.00%) MVS
8 3 (10.00%) COBOL
8 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.67%) UNIX
9 2 (6.67%) MQSeries
9 2 (6.67%) ETL
9 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
10 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 5 (16.67%) CICS
2 2 (6.67%) MQSeries
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Firewall
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) DataStage
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (70.00%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Operator
6 1 (3.33%) Principal Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.33%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.33%) DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) AIX
2 3 (10.00%) MVS
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) SUSE
4 1 (3.33%) zOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) SOA
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) ETL
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Scrum
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) V-Model
5 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) COBOL
2 1 (3.33%) JCL
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) Intel
4 3 (10.00%) Sun
4 3 (10.00%) Teradata
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Endeca
6 1 (3.33%) FatWire
6 1 (3.33%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft