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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 63 38 54
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 28 50 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.83% 4.05% 1.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.09% 13.37% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 6
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£454 £450 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £375 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%
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
395 374 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 25.78% 30.31% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 191 145
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.79 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +10.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.27 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.75 £23.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 30 (41.10%) UNIX
3 25 (34.25%) IBM
4 22 (30.14%) Banking
5 17 (23.29%) IBM Mainframe
6 16 (21.92%) Migration
7 15 (20.55%) SAS
7 15 (20.55%) COBOL
7 15 (20.55%) JCL
8 13 (17.81%) CICS
8 13 (17.81%) DB2
9 11 (15.07%) Middleware
9 11 (15.07%) VSAM
9 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
10 10 (13.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 10 (13.70%) Data Analysis
10 10 (13.70%) Base SAS
10 10 (13.70%) Data Extraction
10 10 (13.70%) REXX
10 10 (13.70%) Configuration Management
11 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
11 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
11 9 (12.33%) Change Management
12 8 (10.96%) CA
13 7 (9.59%) Project Management
13 7 (9.59%) Windows
13 7 (9.59%) ITIL
13 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.59%) System Testing

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (20.55%) SAS
2 13 (17.81%) CICS
3 3 (4.11%) Exstream Dialogue
4 2 (2.74%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Exstream
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Firewall
2 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.74%) LDAP
3 2 (2.74%) DHCP
4 1 (1.37%) HTTP
4 1 (1.37%) LAN
4 1 (1.37%) WAN
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) DB2
2 10 (13.70%) Base SAS
2 10 (13.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (4.11%) DataStage
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.37%) Easytrieve
General
1 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 22 (30.14%) Banking
3 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 14 (19.18%) Architect
3 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
3 10 (13.70%) Developer
4 8 (10.96%) SAS Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Technical Design Leader
6 6 (8.22%) Designer
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) DBA
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.11%) SAS Architect
9 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Services Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Services Project Manager
9 2 (2.74%) DB2 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.07%) Middleware
2 5 (6.85%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 11 (15.07%) VSAM
3 10 (13.70%) Data Extraction
4 4 (5.48%) BYOD
5 2 (2.74%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) UNIX
2 7 (9.59%) Windows
3 5 (6.85%) AIX
3 5 (6.85%) Linux
3 5 (6.85%) zOS
4 4 (5.48%) Solaris
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.74%) OS/2
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.37%) MVS
6 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Migration
2 10 (13.70%) Data Analysis
2 10 (13.70%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.33%) Change Management
4 7 (9.59%) ITIL
4 7 (9.59%) Project Management
4 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.59%) System Testing
5 6 (8.22%) Data Centre Operations
6 5 (6.85%) ETL
7 3 (4.11%) Service Management
7 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.74%) Data Architecture
8 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.37%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.37%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.37%) Logistics
9 1 (1.37%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) COBOL
1 15 (20.55%) JCL
2 10 (13.70%) REXX
3 4 (5.48%) Assembly Language
4 2 (2.74%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) VBA
5 1 (1.37%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.74%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) IBM
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.96%) CA
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle
5 4 (5.48%) HP
6 2 (2.74%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.74%) Apple
6 2 (2.74%) Actimize
7 1 (1.37%) Google
7 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.37%) Symantec
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