The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 58 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 31 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.04% 2.70% 2.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.31% 10.21% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 6
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£450 £470 £297
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +58.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £385 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £495 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
Mainframe
North West

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
424 333 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.89% 26.47% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 160 120
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £165
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 19 32 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £41.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Manchester region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Manchester region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing 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 Mainframe.

1 31 (51.67%) UNIX
2 27 (45.00%) Finance
3 23 (38.33%) IBM
4 21 (35.00%) Banking
5 17 (28.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 14 (23.33%) SAS
7 13 (21.67%) COBOL
8 12 (20.00%) CICS
9 11 (18.33%) REXX
9 11 (18.33%) Migration
10 10 (16.67%) VSAM
10 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
10 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 10 (16.67%) Base SAS
10 10 (16.67%) Data Extraction
10 10 (16.67%) Middleware
10 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 10 (16.67%) DB2
10 10 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.33%) Windows
12 8 (13.33%) ITIL
13 7 (11.67%) System Testing
13 7 (11.67%) Linux
13 7 (11.67%) CA
13 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
14 6 (10.00%) JCL
14 6 (10.00%) AIX
14 6 (10.00%) Solaris

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing 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 Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (23.33%) SAS
2 12 (20.00%) CICS
3 3 (5.00%) Exstream Dialogue
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (1.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) DB2
1 10 (16.67%) Base SAS
1 10 (16.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (6.67%) DataStage
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (45.00%) Finance
2 21 (35.00%) Banking
3 10 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Architect
2 10 (16.67%) Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Developer
4 8 (13.33%) SAS Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.00%) Designer
7 5 (8.33%) Technical Design Leader
8 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Programme Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (5.00%) SAS Architect
10 2 (3.33%) DB2 Specialist
10 2 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Lead Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Technical Manager
10 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) Middleware
2 4 (6.67%) ISPF
3 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (16.67%) Data Extraction
2 10 (16.67%) VSAM
3 7 (11.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.33%) BYOD
5 2 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 31 (51.67%) UNIX
2 8 (13.33%) Windows
3 7 (11.67%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) AIX
4 6 (10.00%) Solaris
5 5 (8.33%) zOS
6 2 (3.33%) MVS
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.67%) OS/2
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Migration
2 10 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (13.33%) ITIL
4 7 (11.67%) System Testing
5 5 (8.33%) ETL
6 4 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (5.00%) Project Management
7 3 (5.00%) Service Management
7 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.33%) Data Architecture
8 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.67%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.67%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) COBOL
2 11 (18.33%) REXX
3 6 (10.00%) JCL
4 3 (5.00%) Assembly Language
5 2 (3.33%) SQL
5 2 (3.33%) VBA
6 1 (1.67%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) IBM
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) CA
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle
5 4 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) Actimize
7 1 (1.67%) Google
7 1 (1.67%) Symantec