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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 50 59 37
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 41 19 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.01% 1.56% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.02% 6.67% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 12
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£463 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £361 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £437 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
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
409 285 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.03% 23.46% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 163 171
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 48
Average hourly rate £12.77 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 45 (53.57%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) IBM
3 30 (35.71%) Oracle
4 28 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 25 (29.76%) UNIX
5 25 (29.76%) Windows
6 16 (19.05%) Web Services
7 15 (17.86%) Banking
7 15 (17.86%) WebCenter
8 14 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (16.67%) DB2
9 13 (15.48%) AIX
9 13 (15.48%) Middleware
9 13 (15.48%) Telecoms
10 12 (14.29%) Information Security
10 12 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 12 (14.29%) Linux
11 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
11 10 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
12 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (9.52%) Front Office
13 8 (9.52%) Back Office
13 8 (9.52%) Migration
13 8 (9.52%) DOM
14 7 (8.33%) Project Management
14 7 (8.33%) CICS
14 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
14 7 (8.33%) SOA
14 7 (8.33%) Intel

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (8.33%) CICS
2 5 (5.95%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.19%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) Firewall
2 5 (5.95%) LDAP
3 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.19%) DMZ
3 1 (1.19%) ATM
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) SMS
3 1 (1.19%) WAN
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) DB2
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.57%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.38%) DataStage
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 45 (53.57%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Banking
3 13 (15.48%) Telecoms
4 8 (9.52%) Front Office
4 8 (9.52%) Back Office
5 7 (8.33%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Architect
2 16 (19.05%) Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Project Manager
4 13 (15.48%) Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Portal Developer
5 12 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (14.29%) Oracle Portal Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (8.33%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) IT Auditor
8 5 (5.95%) Information Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Auditor
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.57%) IT Risk Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) Web Services
2 15 (17.86%) WebCenter
3 13 (15.48%) Middleware
4 8 (9.52%) DOM
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.19%) .NET
6 1 (1.19%) JSF
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.33%) Economics
4 6 (7.14%) PMI
5 5 (5.95%) PKI
6 1 (1.19%) LPAR
6 1 (1.19%) DataPower
6 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.19%) VSAM
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) UNIX
1 25 (29.76%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) AIX
3 12 (14.29%) Linux
4 7 (8.33%) Solaris
5 6 (7.14%) HPUX
6 3 (3.57%) MVS
7 2 (2.38%) zOS
8 1 (1.19%) OS/390
8 1 (1.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (14.29%) Information Security
3 10 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.52%) Migration
6 7 (8.33%) Project Management
6 7 (8.33%) SOA
7 6 (7.14%) ETL
8 5 (5.95%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.57%) Database Security
10 2 (2.38%) Programme Management
10 2 (2.38%) GAP Analysis
10 2 (2.38%) Scrum
10 2 (2.38%) Test Scripting
10 2 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.38%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (2.38%) ITIL
10 2 (2.38%) Business Transformation
10 2 (2.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) COBOL
2 2 (2.38%) Java
2 2 (2.38%) C
2 2 (2.38%) JCL
3 1 (1.19%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.14%) PMP
2 6 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.57%) Control-M
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.19%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 31 (36.90%) IBM
2 30 (35.71%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) Intel
4 4 (4.76%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) CA
5 3 (3.57%) Sun
5 3 (3.57%) Teradata
6 2 (2.38%) FatWire
6 2 (2.38%) Endeca
6 2 (2.38%) Sybase
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.19%) Syncsort
7 1 (1.19%) F5
7 1 (1.19%) Imperva
7 1 (1.19%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (1.19%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.19%) VMware
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