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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 62 37 48
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 37 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.28% 3.99% 2.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.71% 13.23% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 13
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£481 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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
425 378 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.17% 30.17% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 203 161
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 21
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.66 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.27 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.10 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 38 (52.05%) Finance
2 28 (38.36%) UNIX
3 23 (31.51%) IBM
3 23 (31.51%) Banking
4 18 (24.66%) JCL
5 17 (23.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 16 (21.92%) Time Sharing Option
7 15 (20.55%) Migration
8 14 (19.18%) COBOL
9 13 (17.81%) SAS
10 12 (16.44%) CICS
10 12 (16.44%) REXX
10 12 (16.44%) Data Extraction
11 11 (15.07%) Data Analysis
11 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
11 11 (15.07%) Middleware
11 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
11 11 (15.07%) DB2
11 11 (15.07%) Base SAS
11 11 (15.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 10 (13.70%) VSAM
12 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
13 9 (12.33%) Change Management
14 8 (10.96%) Telecoms
14 8 (10.96%) System Testing
14 8 (10.96%) Data Centre
15 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (9.59%) Windows
15 7 (9.59%) Project Management
16 6 (8.22%) CA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (17.81%) SAS
2 12 (16.44%) CICS
3 3 (4.11%) Exstream Dialogue
3 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Exstream
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Firewall
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.74%) LDAP
3 2 (2.74%) DHCP
3 2 (2.74%) Internet
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) LAN
4 1 (1.37%) WAN
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) DB2
1 11 (15.07%) Base SAS
1 11 (15.07%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.74%) DataStage
3 1 (1.37%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
General
1 38 (52.05%) Finance
2 23 (31.51%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 13 (17.81%) Project Manager
3 11 (15.07%) Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Developer
4 9 (12.33%) SAS Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Designer
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Design Leader
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Service Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (2.74%) Test Leader
10 2 (2.74%) Mainframe Architect
10 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Services Manager
10 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Middleware
2 5 (6.85%) ISPF
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (16.44%) Data Extraction
3 10 (13.70%) VSAM
4 8 (10.96%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.11%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.37%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) UNIX
2 7 (9.59%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) zOS
4 2 (2.74%) Linux
4 2 (2.74%) AIX
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.74%) OS/2
5 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
5 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.37%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.55%) Migration
2 11 (15.07%) Data Analysis
2 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.33%) Change Management
4 8 (10.96%) System Testing
5 7 (9.59%) Project Management
5 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.22%) Data Centre Operations
7 5 (6.85%) ETL
7 5 (6.85%) ITIL
8 3 (4.11%) Service Management
8 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.74%) Data Architecture
9 2 (2.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.37%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.37%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.37%) Logistics
10 1 (1.37%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) JCL
2 14 (19.18%) COBOL
3 12 (16.44%) REXX
4 4 (5.48%) Assembly Language
5 3 (4.11%) Java
6 2 (2.74%) SQL
6 2 (2.74%) VBA
7 1 (1.37%) Caml Language
7 1 (1.37%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) RACF
3 1 (1.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) IBM
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.22%) CA
3 6 (8.22%) Oracle
4 4 (5.48%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) Actimize
5 2 (2.74%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) Google
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