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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 74 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.16% 0.17% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.85% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -56.26%
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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
416 290 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.25% 24.39% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 158 170
Average daily rate £350 £333 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 36
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.90 £29.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 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 20 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 35 (100.00%) IBM
1 35 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (74.29%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (25.71%) CICS
5 8 (22.86%) AIX
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) COBOL
6 7 (20.00%) Oracle
6 7 (20.00%) DB2
7 6 (17.14%) Intel
7 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.29%) Banking
8 5 (14.29%) Retail
8 5 (14.29%) JCL
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) SOA
8 5 (14.29%) MS Office
8 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.43%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.43%) Assembly Language
9 4 (11.43%) REXX
9 4 (11.43%) Easytrieve
9 4 (11.43%) VSAM
9 4 (11.43%) Change Management
9 4 (11.43%) Project Management
10 3 (8.57%) Teradata
10 3 (8.57%) Sun
10 3 (8.57%) MVS

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 9 (25.71%) CICS
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LDAP
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) DB2
2 4 (11.43%) Easytrieve
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) DataStage
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (74.29%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.43%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Operator
7 1 (2.86%) DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Principal Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Design Leader
7 1 (2.86%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.43%) VSAM
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) AIX
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) MVS
3 1 (2.86%) SUSE
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (14.29%) SOA
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) ETL
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.86%) V-Model
6 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.86%) Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) COBOL
2 5 (14.29%) JCL
3 4 (11.43%) Assembly Language
3 4 (11.43%) REXX
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) Intel
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) Sun
5 3 (8.57%) Teradata
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) FatWire
7 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.86%) Endeca