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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 87 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.35% 0.70% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 2.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £329 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £419 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 -
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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
370 297 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.26% 25.98% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 163 174
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 24
Average hourly rate £14.63 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £32.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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
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 29 December 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 23 (100.00%) IBM
1 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (78.26%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) CICS
4 6 (26.09%) COBOL
5 5 (21.74%) MS Office
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) JCL
6 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 4 (17.39%) Easytrieve
6 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
6 4 (17.39%) REXX
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle
6 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 4 (17.39%) Retail
6 4 (17.39%) VSAM
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (13.04%) DB2
7 3 (13.04%) Sun
7 3 (13.04%) AIX
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Intel
8 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Banking
9 1 (4.35%) TOGAF

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (26.09%) CICS
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Easytrieve
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) DataStage
General
1 18 (78.26%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (17.39%) Retail
4 2 (8.70%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Mainframe Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.35%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (17.39%) VSAM
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) AIX
2 1 (4.35%) MVS
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) SOA
2 4 (17.39%) Change Management
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) COBOL
2 5 (21.74%) JCL
3 4 (17.39%) Assembly Language
3 4 (17.39%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) Sun
5 2 (8.70%) Intel
6 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
6 1 (4.35%) Teradata