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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 58 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 51 67 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.81% 3.64% 2.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.60% 12.50% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 20
Median daily rate £475 £485 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +4.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-13.02% +44.66%
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
593 536 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 32.69% 29.10% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 299 275
Median daily rate £399 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 16
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.98 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.59 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

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 26 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wigan - 1 - -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 59 (68.60%) Finance
2 37 (43.02%) CA
3 21 (24.42%) Unix
4 18 (20.93%) IBM
5 15 (17.44%) Banking
6 13 (15.12%) Windows
7 12 (13.95%) Migration
8 11 (12.79%) COBOL
8 11 (12.79%) SQL
9 9 (10.47%) DB2
9 9 (10.47%) Oracle
9 9 (10.47%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (9.30%) AIX
10 8 (9.30%) Middleware
10 8 (9.30%) zOS
10 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.30%) Management Information System
10 8 (9.30%) Tandem
11 7 (8.14%) Service Management
11 7 (8.14%) Project Management
11 7 (8.14%) Java
12 6 (6.98%) J2EE
12 6 (6.98%) ATM
12 6 (6.98%) JCL
12 6 (6.98%) EMV
12 6 (6.98%) BASE24
12 6 (6.98%) Firewall
12 6 (6.98%) Supplier Management
12 6 (6.98%) Coaching
13 5 (5.81%) Change Management

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 3 (3.49%) CICS
1 3 (3.49%) SAS
2 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) BASE24
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) ATM
1 6 (6.98%) Firewall
2 5 (5.81%) FTP
3 3 (3.49%) HTTP
3 3 (3.49%) SMTP
3 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.33%) DHCP
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
4 2 (2.33%) WinSCP
5 1 (1.16%) Intranet
5 1 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) DB2
2 3 (3.49%) MS Access
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) LoadRunner
1 3 (3.49%) Toad
2 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.16%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.16%) Firebug
3 1 (1.16%) JMeter
3 1 (1.16%) The Grinder
General
1 59 (68.60%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (54.65%) Analyst
2 33 (38.37%) Operations Analyst
3 32 (37.21%) Mainframe Analyst
3 32 (37.21%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Architect
5 7 (8.14%) Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Mainframe Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Technical Support
7 5 (5.81%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Business Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Commercial Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) DBA
9 3 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Environment Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) Middleware
2 6 (6.98%) J2EE
3 3 (3.49%) SOAP
4 2 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.33%) ISPF
4 2 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.30%) Tandem
3 6 (6.98%) EMV
4 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.33%) iSeries
7 1 (1.16%) AS400
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Statistics
7 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.16%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Unix
2 13 (15.12%) Windows
3 8 (9.30%) AIX
3 8 (9.30%) zOS
4 4 (4.65%) Linux
4 4 (4.65%) Solaris
5 3 (3.49%) HPUX
5 3 (3.49%) MVS
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.16%) OS/390
7 1 (1.16%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.95%) Migration
2 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (8.14%) Project Management
3 7 (8.14%) Service Management
4 6 (6.98%) Coaching
4 6 (6.98%) Supplier Management
5 5 (5.81%) Change Management
6 4 (4.65%) ITIL
6 4 (4.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.65%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.65%) Validation
7 3 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.49%) Defect Management
7 3 (3.49%) Demand Forecasting
7 3 (3.49%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (3.49%) Test Management
7 3 (3.49%) Use Case
8 2 (2.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) COBOL
1 11 (12.79%) SQL
2 7 (8.14%) Java
3 6 (6.98%) JCL
4 3 (3.49%) LINC
5 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.49%) RACF
2 2 (2.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (2.33%) DameWare
2 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) zSecure
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) CA
2 18 (20.93%) IBM
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle
4 3 (3.49%) HP
4 3 (3.49%) Unisys
5 2 (2.33%) Citrix
5 2 (2.33%) EMC
5 2 (2.33%) LexisNexis
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) Axway
6 1 (1.16%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (1.16%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.16%) Qualys
6 1 (1.16%) Remedy
6 1 (1.16%) SAP