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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 97 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 2.67% 1.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 9.35% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 14
Median daily rate £500 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.13 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -2.33%
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
444 556 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.46% 28.56% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 286 278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £499 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 21
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.37 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £29.00 £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

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
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 7 December 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 48 (69.57%) Finance
2 33 (47.83%) CA
3 18 (26.09%) Unix
4 13 (18.84%) Migration
5 10 (14.49%) COBOL
6 9 (13.04%) Windows
6 9 (13.04%) IBM
6 9 (13.04%) Banking
7 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.59%) Project Management
7 8 (11.59%) SQL
8 7 (10.14%) AIX
8 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
8 7 (10.14%) Tandem
9 6 (8.70%) BASE24
9 6 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (8.70%) Supplier Management
9 6 (8.70%) Middleware
9 6 (8.70%) EMV
9 6 (8.70%) J2EE
9 6 (8.70%) Java
9 6 (8.70%) ATM
9 6 (8.70%) Coaching
10 5 (7.25%) Firewall
11 4 (5.80%) Service Management
11 4 (5.80%) JCL
11 4 (5.80%) Oracle
11 4 (5.80%) DB2
11 4 (5.80%) Linux
11 4 (5.80%) Data Centre

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 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (1.45%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.70%) BASE24
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) ATM
2 5 (7.25%) Firewall
3 3 (4.35%) LAN
3 3 (4.35%) SMTP
3 3 (4.35%) WAN
4 2 (2.90%) FTP
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.45%) DHCP
5 1 (1.45%) HTTP
5 1 (1.45%) IPsec
5 1 (1.45%) MPLS
5 1 (1.45%) OSPF
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.45%) VLAN
5 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) DB2
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.45%) Firebug
2 1 (1.45%) JMeter
2 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.45%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.45%) Toad
General
1 48 (69.57%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Analyst
2 30 (43.48%) Mainframe Analyst
2 30 (43.48%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
2 30 (43.48%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Architect
4 5 (7.25%) BASE24 Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Developer
4 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Technical Support
4 5 (7.25%) Technical Support Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) BASE24 Support
5 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Agile Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Business Developer
6 3 (4.35%) DBA
6 3 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Environment Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) J2EE
1 6 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (1.45%) ISPF
2 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Management Information System
1 7 (10.14%) Tandem
2 6 (8.70%) EMV
2 6 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.45%) Clustering
6 1 (1.45%) HACMP
6 1 (1.45%) iSeries
6 1 (1.45%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Unix
2 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 7 (10.14%) AIX
4 4 (5.80%) Linux
5 3 (4.35%) Solaris
5 3 (4.35%) zOS
6 2 (2.90%) HPUX
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Migration
2 8 (11.59%) Project Management
2 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.70%) Coaching
3 6 (8.70%) Supplier Management
4 4 (5.80%) Service Management
5 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.35%) Change Management
5 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.35%) Demand Forecasting
5 3 (4.35%) ITIL
5 3 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (4.35%) Use Case
6 2 (2.90%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (2.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.90%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.90%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) COBOL
2 8 (11.59%) SQL
3 6 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (5.80%) JCL
5 3 (4.35%) LINC
6 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) CCIE
1 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.45%) CCDP
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.45%) GPFS
1 1 (1.45%) PowerHA
1 1 (1.45%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.45%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 33 (47.83%) CA
2 9 (13.04%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) Unisys
5 1 (1.45%) Axway
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.45%) EMC
5 1 (1.45%) F5
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.45%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.45%) SAP