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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 46 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 64 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.37% 3.10% 2.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.38% 9.72% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 14
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£485 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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
517 422 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.25% 31.95% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 244 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 26
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.84 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 51 (59.30%) Finance
2 31 (36.05%) UNIX
3 27 (31.40%) IBM
4 26 (30.23%) Middleware
5 21 (24.42%) Banking
6 20 (23.26%) CICS
7 19 (22.09%) CA
7 19 (22.09%) JCL
8 18 (20.93%) Time Sharing Option
9 17 (19.77%) COBOL
9 17 (19.77%) VSAM
10 16 (18.60%) IBM Mainframe
11 13 (15.12%) Migration
11 13 (15.12%) DB2
11 13 (15.12%) zOS
12 12 (13.95%) ITIL
12 12 (13.95%) Firewall
12 12 (13.95%) WebSphere
13 11 (12.79%) REXX
13 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
14 10 (11.63%) Change Management
14 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (10.47%) Project Management
15 9 (10.47%) AIX
15 9 (10.47%) ETL
16 8 (9.30%) SAS
16 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
16 8 (9.30%) Solaris
16 8 (9.30%) DataStage
16 8 (9.30%) PKI

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (23.26%) CICS
2 12 (13.95%) WebSphere
3 8 (9.30%) SAS
4 4 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.49%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Exstream
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.95%) Firewall
2 4 (4.65%) Internet
2 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.65%) SNA
2 4 (4.65%) SSL
2 4 (4.65%) LDAP
3 3 (3.49%) SMS
3 3 (3.49%) SMTP
3 3 (3.49%) FTP
3 3 (3.49%) SAN
3 3 (3.49%) NAS
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) DHCP
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) DB2
2 8 (9.30%) DataStage
3 6 (6.98%) Base SAS
3 6 (6.98%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.16%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.16%) IDMS
General
1 51 (59.30%) Finance
2 21 (24.42%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Analyst
2 13 (15.12%) Architect
3 12 (13.95%) Project Manager
4 11 (12.79%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Technical Design Leader
6 6 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.98%) SAS Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
8 4 (4.65%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Mainframe Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Designer
10 2 (2.33%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.23%) Middleware
2 3 (3.49%) ISPF
3 1 (1.16%) Java EE
3 1 (1.16%) JSON
3 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.16%) jQuery
3 1 (1.16%) Java EE 5
3 1 (1.16%) REST
3 1 (1.16%) Spring Integration
3 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.16%) Spring
3 1 (1.16%) JSF
3 1 (1.16%) SOAP
3 1 (1.16%) JMS
3 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) VSAM
2 16 (18.60%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (12.79%) Data Centre
4 8 (9.30%) PKI
5 7 (8.14%) Data Extraction
6 4 (4.65%) BYOD
7 3 (3.49%) EFT
8 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.05%) UNIX
2 13 (15.12%) zOS
3 9 (10.47%) AIX
4 8 (9.30%) Solaris
5 6 (6.98%) Linux
6 4 (4.65%) MVS
7 2 (2.33%) Windows
7 2 (2.33%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) Migration
2 12 (13.95%) ITIL
3 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (11.63%) Change Management
4 9 (10.47%) ETL
4 9 (10.47%) Project Management
5 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 6 (6.98%) Data Centre Operations
6 5 (5.81%) System Testing
7 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.49%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.33%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.16%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (1.16%) Logistics
9 1 (1.16%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (1.16%) Open Source
9 1 (1.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) JCL
2 17 (19.77%) COBOL
3 11 (12.79%) REXX
4 5 (5.81%) Java
5 3 (3.49%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.16%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.93%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (6.98%) RACF
3 4 (4.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (3.49%) zSecure
2 2 (2.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) IBM
2 19 (22.09%) CA
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 3 (3.49%) VMware
5 3 (3.49%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.16%) Actimize
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