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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 1.66% 1.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.98% 5.47% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 14
Median daily rate £465 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £333 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £441 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+147.36% -51.89%

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
404 548 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.54% 30.26% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 303 228
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £36.10 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 7 (38.89%) Migration
1 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (33.33%) Retail
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 4 (22.22%) AIX
4 4 (22.22%) IBM
4 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) COBOL
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (11.11%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (11.11%) Legal
6 2 (11.11%) SCOM
6 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 2 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) People Management
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (11.11%) DB2
6 2 (11.11%) Java
6 2 (11.11%) Perl
6 2 (11.11%) SAS
6 2 (11.11%) LAN
6 2 (11.11%) WAN

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) CICS
1 2 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.56%) FTP
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) IPsec
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) OSPF
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
1 1 (5.56%) Firebug
1 1 (5.56%) JMeter
1 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.56%) The Grinder
1 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 4 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Commercial Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Data Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Management Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) VSAM
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) AIX
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) HPUX
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Solaris
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
1 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (11.11%) People Management
3 2 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) COBOL
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JCL
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.56%) LINC
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCIE
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) CCDP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) GPFS
1 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
1 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (11.11%) Netcool
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) CA
3 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Unisys