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 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 85 74 67
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.48% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 2.07% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +111.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £463
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -14.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
403 338 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.79% 26.95% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 159 113
Average daily rate £338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £200 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.55 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £39.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 June 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 1 June 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 17 (100.00%) IBM
1 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (64.71%) SAS
3 10 (58.82%) UNIX
3 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
3 10 (58.82%) Data Analysis
3 10 (58.82%) Base SAS
3 10 (58.82%) Data Extraction
3 10 (58.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 9 (52.94%) REXX
4 9 (52.94%) Migration
5 8 (47.06%) Banking
6 7 (41.18%) System Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Finance
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) ETL
8 3 (17.65%) DB2
9 2 (11.76%) COBOL
9 2 (11.76%) CICS
9 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
9 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
9 2 (11.76%) Replication
9 2 (11.76%) JCL
10 1 (5.88%) VSAM
10 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (5.88%) ISPF
10 1 (5.88%) Degree
10 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
10 1 (5.88%) QA

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 11 (64.71%) SAS
2 2 (11.76%) CICS
3 1 (5.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) Base SAS
1 10 (58.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (17.65%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Easytrieve
General
1 8 (47.06%) Banking
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) SAS Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Designer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Manager
4 2 (11.76%) DB2 Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (58.82%) Data Extraction
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) VSAM
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Configuration Management
1 10 (58.82%) Data Analysis
2 9 (52.94%) Migration
3 7 (41.18%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) ETL
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) REXX
2 2 (11.76%) COBOL
2 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
2 2 (11.76%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft