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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 70 60 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 21 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.49% 1.99% 1.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.71% 7.77% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 10
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£425 £463 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £334 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £510 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +89.45%
Mainframe
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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
368 296 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.19% 25.63% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 159 171
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.67% +6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £32.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 December 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 December 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 36 (58.06%) Finance
2 31 (50.00%) IBM
3 26 (41.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 17 (27.42%) UNIX
4 17 (27.42%) Windows
5 15 (24.19%) AIX
6 14 (22.58%) Banking
7 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
8 12 (19.35%) COBOL
8 12 (19.35%) CICS
9 11 (17.74%) Middleware
10 10 (16.13%) Solaris
10 10 (16.13%) Linux
10 10 (16.13%) Migration
10 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (12.90%) VSAM
11 8 (12.90%) Oracle
11 8 (12.90%) Project Management
12 7 (11.29%) JCL
12 7 (11.29%) CA
12 7 (11.29%) DB2
12 7 (11.29%) ITIL
12 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
13 6 (9.68%) SOA
13 6 (9.68%) HPUX
13 6 (9.68%) REXX
13 6 (9.68%) Retail
14 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
14 5 (8.06%) Assembly Language

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 12 (19.35%) CICS
2 2 (3.23%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Office
2 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Firewall
1 1 (1.61%) SMS
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.61%) SNA
1 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) DB2
2 4 (6.45%) DataStage
2 4 (6.45%) Easytrieve
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) PVCS
1 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
1 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (58.06%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) Banking
3 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (9.68%) Retail
5 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Architect
2 16 (25.81%) Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.29%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Mainframe Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Design Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Transition Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Design Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Middleware
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (3.23%) SOAP
3 2 (3.23%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (41.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (12.90%) VSAM
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) PMI
4 2 (3.23%) Economics
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) UNIX
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) AIX
3 10 (16.13%) Solaris
3 10 (16.13%) Linux
4 6 (9.68%) HPUX
5 3 (4.84%) zOS
5 3 (4.84%) MVS
6 1 (1.61%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Migration
1 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
1 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.90%) Project Management
3 7 (11.29%) ITIL
3 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
4 6 (9.68%) SOA
5 4 (6.45%) Change Management
6 3 (4.84%) Information Security
6 3 (4.84%) Web Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.23%) ETL
7 2 (3.23%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.23%) Matrix Management
7 2 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.23%) Scrum
7 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) COBOL
2 7 (11.29%) JCL
3 6 (9.68%) REXX
4 5 (8.06%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) PMP
2 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
1 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) XenApp
1 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (1.61%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.84%) Control-M
2 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) IBM
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle
3 7 (11.29%) CA
4 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.06%) Intel
5 4 (6.45%) HP
6 3 (4.84%) Teradata
6 3 (4.84%) Sun
7 2 (3.23%) Sybase
7 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.61%) Syncsort
8 1 (1.61%) Citrix
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