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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 54 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 37 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.24% 2.38% 2.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.03% 9.85% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 7
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£450 £440 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +45.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £254 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £27.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-20.36% -1.64%
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
461 335 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.94% 24.21% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 173 134
Average daily rate £350 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 30
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.65 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.29% -10.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 33 (56.90%) UNIX
2 27 (46.55%) Finance
3 22 (37.93%) IBM
4 21 (36.21%) Banking
5 16 (27.59%) IBM Mainframe
6 14 (24.14%) SAS
7 12 (20.69%) COBOL
7 12 (20.69%) Migration
8 11 (18.97%) CICS
8 11 (18.97%) REXX
9 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
9 10 (17.24%) DB2
9 10 (17.24%) Windows
9 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
9 10 (17.24%) Base SAS
9 10 (17.24%) Data Extraction
9 10 (17.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 9 (15.52%) VSAM
10 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
10 9 (15.52%) ITIL
10 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
10 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.79%) Middleware
12 7 (12.07%) System Testing
12 7 (12.07%) Linux
13 6 (10.34%) AIX
13 6 (10.34%) Solaris
13 6 (10.34%) CA
14 5 (8.62%) ETL
14 5 (8.62%) zOS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (24.14%) SAS
2 11 (18.97%) CICS
3 2 (3.45%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.17%) Firewall
2 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
2 2 (3.45%) LDAP
3 1 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (1.72%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) DB2
1 10 (17.24%) Base SAS
1 10 (17.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (6.90%) DataStage
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (46.55%) Finance
2 21 (36.21%) Banking
3 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Architect
2 10 (17.24%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Developer
4 8 (13.79%) SAS Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Designer
5 6 (10.34%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Design Leader
7 3 (5.17%) SAS Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) DBA
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Middleware
2 4 (6.90%) ISPF
3 2 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (17.24%) Data Extraction
3 9 (15.52%) VSAM
4 5 (8.62%) BYOD
5 2 (3.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 33 (56.90%) UNIX
2 10 (17.24%) Windows
3 7 (12.07%) Linux
4 6 (10.34%) AIX
4 6 (10.34%) Solaris
5 5 (8.62%) zOS
6 2 (3.45%) MVS
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.72%) OS/2
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Migration
2 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
2 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 9 (15.52%) ITIL
4 7 (12.07%) System Testing
5 5 (8.62%) ETL
6 3 (5.17%) Change Management
6 3 (5.17%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.17%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.45%) Data Architecture
7 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Web Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.45%) Project Management
8 1 (1.72%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) COBOL
2 11 (18.97%) REXX
3 5 (8.62%) JCL
4 3 (5.17%) Assembly Language
5 2 (3.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) VBA
6 1 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (1.72%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (1.72%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 22 (37.93%) IBM
2 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) CA
4 5 (8.62%) Oracle
5 3 (5.17%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.45%) Apple
6 2 (3.45%) Actimize
7 1 (1.72%) Google
7 1 (1.72%) Symantec