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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 81 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.98% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 3.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£431 £329 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £419 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.91% +34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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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
342 280 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.43% 24.93% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 167 148
Average daily rate £340 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 20
Average hourly rate £13.49 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.05% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 27 January 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 16 (100.00%) IBM
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) JCL
4 5 (31.25%) CICS
4 5 (31.25%) COBOL
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) Assembly Language
5 4 (25.00%) REXX
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Easytrieve
5 4 (25.00%) Change Management
5 4 (25.00%) VSAM
5 4 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) DB2
7 2 (12.50%) AIX
7 2 (12.50%) Replication
7 2 (12.50%) Banking
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
8 1 (6.25%) WebSphere

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 5 (31.25%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Easytrieve
2 3 (18.75%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) DataStage
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) DB2 Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) VSAM
3 2 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JCL
1 5 (31.25%) COBOL
2 4 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 4 (25.00%) REXX
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
4 1 (6.25%) Teradata
4 1 (6.25%) Intel