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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 74 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 1.98% 2.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.80% 6.94% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 17
Median daily rate £475 £450 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £421 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £545 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.09% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
606 432 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 33.37% 28.50% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 219 158
Median daily rate £388 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £248 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.30 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, 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 27 (50.94%) Finance
2 20 (37.74%) Banking
2 20 (37.74%) IBM
3 17 (32.08%) Unix
4 16 (30.19%) Migration
5 15 (28.30%) Windows
6 10 (18.87%) DB2
6 10 (18.87%) IBM Mainframe
6 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
7 9 (16.98%) Oracle
7 9 (16.98%) COBOL
8 8 (15.09%) SQL
8 8 (15.09%) CA
9 7 (13.21%) zOS
9 7 (13.21%) J2EE
9 7 (13.21%) Service Management
9 7 (13.21%) Change Management
10 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
10 6 (11.32%) Tandem
10 6 (11.32%) Java
10 6 (11.32%) Middleware
11 5 (9.43%) EMV
11 5 (9.43%) CICS
11 5 (9.43%) Tivoli
11 5 (9.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (9.43%) ATM
11 5 (9.43%) Retail
11 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
11 5 (9.43%) BASE24
11 5 (9.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 6 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.43%) CICS
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) BASE24
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) IaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) ATM
2 4 (7.55%) WinSCP
3 3 (5.66%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) FTP
4 2 (3.77%) HTTP
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) Intranet
5 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) DB2
2 4 (7.55%) MS Access
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) HP UFT
1 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
1 4 (7.55%) Toad
General
1 27 (50.94%) Finance
2 20 (37.74%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Mainframe Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Support
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Data Centre Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Migration Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Data Centre Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Data Migration Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) J2EE
2 6 (11.32%) Middleware
3 4 (7.55%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.77%) SOAP
5 1 (1.89%) ISPF
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
1 10 (18.87%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (11.32%) Tandem
3 5 (9.43%) EMV
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.89%) AS400
5 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.89%) iSeries
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Unix
2 15 (28.30%) Windows
3 7 (13.21%) zOS
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
5 3 (5.66%) MVS
6 2 (3.77%) AIX
6 2 (3.77%) OS/2
7 1 (1.89%) HPUX
7 1 (1.89%) OS/390
7 1 (1.89%) OS/400
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) Change Management
2 7 (13.21%) Service Management
3 5 (9.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.55%) ITIL
4 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) Load Testing
4 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.55%) Validation
5 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.66%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (5.66%) Defect Management
5 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.66%) Test Management
6 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.77%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) COBOL
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Java
4 3 (5.66%) Assembly Language
4 3 (5.66%) JCL
5 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) ACCA
2 1 (1.89%) CIMA
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (5.66%) RACF
2 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.55%) DameWare
2 4 (7.55%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.77%) zSecure
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) IBM
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle
3 8 (15.09%) CA
4 4 (7.55%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) LexisNexis
5 3 (5.66%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix
6 1 (1.89%) EMC
6 1 (1.89%) hybris
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.89%) Qualys
6 1 (1.89%) Remedy