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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 77 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 28 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.54% 1.62% 1.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.89% 6.32% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
Average daily rate £400 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £261 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £488 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £390 £398
% change year-on-year
+3.20% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
573 364 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.47% 25.67% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 216 189
Average daily rate £373 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £180 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £24.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -34.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.09 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £32.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 2016, 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 53 (55.79%) Finance
2 31 (32.63%) CA
3 26 (27.37%) IBM
4 24 (25.26%) Unix
4 24 (25.26%) Banking
5 21 (22.11%) CICS
6 20 (21.05%) Migration
7 19 (20.00%) zOS
7 19 (20.00%) DB2
8 18 (18.95%) Middleware
9 16 (16.84%) WebSphere
10 14 (14.74%) Windows
11 13 (13.68%) Linux
11 13 (13.68%) JCL
11 13 (13.68%) RACF
11 13 (13.68%) QA
11 13 (13.68%) IBM Mainframe
12 11 (11.58%) CA Endevor
12 11 (11.58%) Oracle
13 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.47%) COBOL
14 9 (9.47%) Java
15 7 (7.37%) J2EE
15 7 (7.37%) ITIL
15 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
15 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
15 7 (7.37%) IBM Integration Bus
16 6 (6.32%) Project Management
16 6 (6.32%) Tivoli
16 6 (6.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 21 (22.11%) CICS
2 16 (16.84%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.32%) SAS
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Project
2 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) BASE24
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) IaaS
1 1 (1.05%) PaaS
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) ATM
2 4 (4.21%) Firewall
3 3 (3.16%) Internet
4 2 (2.11%) LAN
4 2 (2.11%) WAN
4 2 (2.11%) WinSCP
5 1 (1.05%) DNS
5 1 (1.05%) LDAP
5 1 (1.05%) SMS
5 1 (1.05%) SNA
5 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.00%) DB2
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.11%) Big Data
4 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.11%) MS Access
4 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.05%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.05%) IDMS
5 1 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) HP UFT
1 2 (2.11%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.11%) Toad
2 1 (1.05%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 53 (55.79%) Finance
2 24 (25.26%) Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Retail
4 5 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (34.74%) Analyst
2 22 (23.16%) Architect
3 11 (11.58%) CICS Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Mainframe Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 5 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (4.21%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Administrator
7 3 (3.16%) Mainframe Architect
7 3 (3.16%) Migration Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.16%) Technical Manager
7 3 (3.16%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.95%) Middleware
2 7 (7.37%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (7.37%) J2EE
3 3 (3.16%) Java EE
3 3 (3.16%) Java EE 5
3 3 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.11%) ISPF
5 1 (1.05%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.05%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.05%) APPC
5 1 (1.05%) JMS
5 1 (1.05%) jQuery
5 1 (1.05%) JSF
5 1 (1.05%) JSON
5 1 (1.05%) REST
5 1 (1.05%) SOAP
5 1 (1.05%) Spring
5 1 (1.05%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (7.37%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.26%) EMV
3 5 (5.26%) Tandem
4 4 (4.21%) Contactless
4 4 (4.21%) VSAM
5 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) AS400
6 1 (1.05%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.05%) iSeries
6 1 (1.05%) IVR
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Unix
2 19 (20.00%) zOS
3 14 (14.74%) Windows
4 13 (13.68%) Linux
5 2 (2.11%) AIX
5 2 (2.11%) MVS
5 2 (2.11%) OS/2
5 2 (2.11%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Migration
2 10 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
3 7 (7.37%) ITIL
4 6 (6.32%) Change Management
4 6 (6.32%) Project Management
5 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.21%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (4.21%) Service Management
7 3 (3.16%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.16%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.16%) Defect Management
7 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.16%) EAI
7 3 (3.16%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.11%) Demand Management
8 2 (2.11%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (2.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.68%) JCL
2 9 (9.47%) COBOL
2 9 (9.47%) Java
3 6 (6.32%) SQL
4 3 (3.16%) REXX
5 2 (2.11%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.11%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) ACCA
1 1 (1.05%) CIMA
1 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) RACF
2 6 (6.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) CA Endevor
2 6 (6.32%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.11%) DameWare
3 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.11%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 31 (32.63%) CA
2 26 (27.37%) IBM
3 11 (11.58%) Oracle
4 2 (2.11%) HP
4 2 (2.11%) LexisNexis
4 2 (2.11%) Teradata
5 1 (1.05%) Avaya
5 1 (1.05%) hybris
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.05%) VMware
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