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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 67 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.44% 1.81% 1.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.97% 7.17% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
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£475 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £334 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £560 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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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
335 279 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.12% 25.20% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 169 149
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 28 (59.57%) Finance
2 22 (46.81%) IBM
3 16 (34.04%) IBM Mainframe
4 15 (31.91%) UNIX
5 14 (29.79%) CICS
6 13 (27.66%) COBOL
7 12 (25.53%) Banking
7 12 (25.53%) VSAM
8 11 (23.40%) ITIL
8 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
9 10 (21.28%) AIX
10 9 (19.15%) Linux
11 8 (17.02%) Solaris
11 8 (17.02%) Middleware
11 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (14.89%) Project Management
12 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.89%) CA
12 7 (14.89%) Windows
13 6 (12.77%) REXX
13 6 (12.77%) DataStage
13 6 (12.77%) JCL
14 5 (10.64%) Migration
15 4 (8.51%) Retail
15 4 (8.51%) Change Management
15 4 (8.51%) Easytrieve
15 4 (8.51%) Assembly Language
15 4 (8.51%) SOA
15 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
15 4 (8.51%) MS Excel

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (29.79%) CICS
2 3 (6.38%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) DataStage
2 4 (8.51%) Easytrieve
3 3 (6.38%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
1 2 (4.26%) PVCS
1 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
General
1 28 (59.57%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Banking
3 11 (23.40%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.51%) Retail
5 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Technical Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Technical Design Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) SAS Architect
7 2 (4.26%) DB2 Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Design Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.26%) ISPF
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (25.53%) VSAM
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) UNIX
2 10 (21.28%) AIX
3 9 (19.15%) Linux
4 8 (17.02%) Solaris
5 7 (14.89%) Windows
6 2 (4.26%) zOS
6 2 (4.26%) MVS
7 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.89%) Project Management
3 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
5 4 (8.51%) Change Management
5 4 (8.51%) SOA
5 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.38%) Web Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.26%) Transition Management
7 2 (4.26%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.26%) Matrix Management
7 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.26%) Scrum
7 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) COBOL
2 6 (12.77%) REXX
2 6 (12.77%) JCL
3 4 (8.51%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (2.13%) XenApp
1 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) IBM
2 7 (14.89%) CA
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Intel
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.13%) Teradata
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