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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 52 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 39 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.50% 1.41% 2.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.54% 5.92% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £510 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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
409 287 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.23% 23.80% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 179 151
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £213 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.74% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £30.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 March 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 March 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 36 (58.06%) Finance
2 30 (48.39%) IBM
3 28 (45.16%) UNIX
4 22 (35.48%) Banking
4 22 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
5 17 (27.42%) CICS
6 16 (25.81%) COBOL
7 13 (20.97%) ITIL
7 13 (20.97%) REXX
7 13 (20.97%) VSAM
7 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
8 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
9 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
9 11 (17.74%) SAS
9 11 (17.74%) Windows
9 11 (17.74%) Migration
10 10 (16.13%) AIX
10 10 (16.13%) Configuration Management
11 9 (14.52%) Middleware
11 9 (14.52%) Linux
12 8 (12.90%) Solaris
12 8 (12.90%) CA
12 8 (12.90%) JCL
12 8 (12.90%) Data Analysis
12 8 (12.90%) Base SAS
12 8 (12.90%) Data Extraction
12 8 (12.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (11.29%) DataStage
14 6 (9.68%) DB2

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 17 (27.42%) CICS
2 11 (17.74%) SAS
3 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Base SAS
1 8 (12.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 7 (11.29%) DataStage
3 6 (9.68%) DB2
4 4 (6.45%) Easytrieve
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
1 2 (3.23%) PVCS
1 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 36 (58.06%) Finance
2 22 (35.48%) Banking
3 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Technical Architect
5 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.68%) SAS Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Technical Design Leader
5 6 (9.68%) Designer
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Mainframe Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.84%) SAS Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) DBA
8 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Transition Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Middleware
2 4 (6.45%) ISPF
3 2 (3.23%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
2 13 (20.97%) VSAM
3 8 (12.90%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.16%) UNIX
2 11 (17.74%) Windows
3 10 (16.13%) AIX
4 9 (14.52%) Linux
5 8 (12.90%) Solaris
6 4 (6.45%) zOS
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.23%) MVS
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.61%) OS/2
8 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) ITIL
2 11 (17.74%) Migration
3 10 (16.13%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.90%) Data Analysis
5 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.68%) System Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.06%) Service Management
8 4 (6.45%) Project Management
8 4 (6.45%) Change Management
9 3 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (4.84%) Web Testing
9 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.84%) ETL
10 2 (3.23%) SOA
10 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.23%) Integration Testing
10 2 (3.23%) Matrix Management
10 2 (3.23%) Transition Management
10 2 (3.23%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) COBOL
2 13 (20.97%) REXX
3 8 (12.90%) JCL
4 5 (8.06%) Assembly Language
5 2 (3.23%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) VBA
6 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) VCP4
2 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
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
2 2 (3.23%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 30 (48.39%) IBM
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.90%) CA
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 2 (3.23%) Intel
5 2 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (1.61%) Actimize
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.61%) Teradata
6 1 (1.61%) Symantec
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
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