The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Manchester region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 30 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 51 21 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.16% 2.02% 3.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.09% 9.50% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+54.92% -34.25%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
282 221 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.02% 21.29% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 109 113
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 30
Average hourly rate £15.79 £13.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -37.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.55 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £22.63 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Mainframe
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, 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 (55.88%) Finance
2 29 (42.65%) Oracle
3 25 (36.76%) UNIX
4 24 (35.29%) IBM
4 24 (35.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 21 (30.88%) Windows
6 16 (23.53%) Web Services
7 15 (22.06%) WebCenter
8 14 (20.59%) Banking
9 12 (17.65%) DB2
9 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
10 11 (16.18%) Management Information System
11 10 (14.71%) Information Security
11 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
12 9 (13.24%) Vulnerability Management
13 8 (11.76%) DOM
13 8 (11.76%) Front Office
13 8 (11.76%) Back Office
13 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (11.76%) Firewall
14 7 (10.29%) AIX
14 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
14 7 (10.29%) Intel
15 6 (8.82%) Middleware
15 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
15 6 (8.82%) Economics
16 5 (7.35%) PKI
16 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
16 5 (7.35%) Linux
16 5 (7.35%) LDAP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 5 (7.35%) CICS
1 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.94%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) Firewall
2 5 (7.35%) LDAP
3 3 (4.41%) LAN
3 3 (4.41%) WAN
4 2 (2.94%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) NAS
5 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.47%) DMZ
5 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.47%) SNA
5 1 (1.47%) SMS
5 1 (1.47%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) DB2
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.94%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 38 (55.88%) Finance
2 14 (20.59%) Banking
3 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 8 (11.76%) Front Office
4 8 (11.76%) Back Office
5 3 (4.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Project Manager
2 13 (19.12%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Portal Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Oracle Portal Developer
3 12 (17.65%) Oracle Developer
4 10 (14.71%) Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Web Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) IT Auditor
7 4 (5.88%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Auditor
8 3 (4.41%) IT Risk Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.41%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.94%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (2.94%) IT Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.53%) Web Services
2 15 (22.06%) WebCenter
3 8 (11.76%) DOM
4 6 (8.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (1.47%) JSF
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (16.18%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.82%) Economics
4 5 (7.35%) PKI
4 5 (7.35%) PMI
5 2 (2.94%) CMDB
6 1 (1.47%) DataPower
6 1 (1.47%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.76%) UNIX
2 21 (30.88%) Windows
3 7 (10.29%) AIX
4 5 (7.35%) Linux
5 3 (4.41%) MVS
6 2 (2.94%) zOS
7 1 (1.47%) SUSE
7 1 (1.47%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) Information Security
2 9 (13.24%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.35%) ETL
6 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.88%) Project Management
6 4 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.41%) SOA
7 3 (4.41%) ITIL
8 2 (2.94%) Validation
8 2 (2.94%) Service Management
8 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.94%) Database Security
8 2 (2.94%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.94%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.47%) Analytics
9 1 (1.47%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) C
1 2 (2.94%) COBOL
1 2 (2.94%) Java
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.47%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) PMP
2 5 (7.35%) PMI Certification
2 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.47%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Oracle
2 24 (35.29%) IBM
3 7 (10.29%) Intel
4 4 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (4.41%) Sun
6 2 (2.94%) Teradata
6 2 (2.94%) Endeca
6 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.94%) FatWire
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.47%) Sybase
7 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.47%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (1.47%) Syncsort
7 1 (1.47%) Imperva
7 1 (1.47%) F5
7 1 (1.47%) Cyber-Ark
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