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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 53 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 36 17 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.67% 1.44% 3.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.91% 6.20% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 11
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£475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £361 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £437 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.40 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+67.68% -45.69%
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
404 274 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.93% 23.14% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 154 169
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 43
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.69 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 47 (54.65%) Finance
2 33 (38.37%) IBM
3 30 (34.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 29 (33.72%) Oracle
5 25 (29.07%) Windows
6 24 (27.91%) UNIX
7 15 (17.44%) Web Services
7 15 (17.44%) Banking
7 15 (17.44%) WebCenter
8 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (16.28%) Telecoms
8 14 (16.28%) AIX
8 14 (16.28%) DB2
9 12 (13.95%) Middleware
10 11 (12.79%) Information Security
10 11 (12.79%) Management Information System
10 11 (12.79%) Linux
11 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
12 9 (10.47%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
12 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (9.30%) Front Office
13 8 (9.30%) Back Office
13 8 (9.30%) Migration
13 8 (9.30%) DOM
13 8 (9.30%) Intel
13 8 (9.30%) CICS
14 7 (8.14%) Project Management
14 7 (8.14%) Solaris
14 7 (8.14%) SOA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (9.30%) CICS
2 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
1 4 (4.65%) LDAP
2 1 (1.16%) ATM
2 1 (1.16%) LAN
2 1 (1.16%) SMS
2 1 (1.16%) WAN
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) DB2
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.49%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.33%) DataStage
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.33%) PVCS
General
1 47 (54.65%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Banking
3 14 (16.28%) Telecoms
4 8 (9.30%) Front Office
4 8 (9.30%) Back Office
5 7 (8.14%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Architect
2 16 (18.60%) Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Project Manager
4 13 (15.12%) Developer
4 13 (15.12%) Portal Developer
5 12 (13.95%) Oracle Developer
5 12 (13.95%) Oracle Portal Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Consultant
9 5 (5.81%) IT Auditor
9 5 (5.81%) Auditor
9 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.81%) Information Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) Risk Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) IT Risk Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (3.49%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.44%) Web Services
1 15 (17.44%) WebCenter
2 12 (13.95%) Middleware
3 8 (9.30%) DOM
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.16%) .NET
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (1.16%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (34.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (12.79%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.98%) Economics
4 5 (5.81%) PMI
5 4 (4.65%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Windows
2 24 (27.91%) UNIX
3 14 (16.28%) AIX
4 11 (12.79%) Linux
5 7 (8.14%) Solaris
6 6 (6.98%) HPUX
7 3 (3.49%) MVS
8 2 (2.33%) zOS
9 1 (1.16%) OS/390
9 1 (1.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (12.79%) Information Security
3 9 (10.47%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
3 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.30%) Migration
5 7 (8.14%) Project Management
5 7 (8.14%) SOA
6 5 (5.81%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (5.81%) ITIL
6 5 (5.81%) ETL
7 3 (3.49%) Database Security
7 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (2.33%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.33%) Scrum
8 2 (2.33%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (2.33%) Service Management
8 2 (2.33%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) COBOL
2 2 (2.33%) JCL
2 2 (2.33%) Java
2 2 (2.33%) C
3 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.81%) PMP
3 5 (5.81%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) XenApp
1 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.16%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.49%) Control-M
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.16%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) IBM
2 29 (33.72%) Oracle
3 8 (9.30%) Intel
4 4 (4.65%) CA
4 4 (4.65%) HP
5 3 (3.49%) Sun
5 3 (3.49%) Teradata
6 2 (2.33%) Endeca
6 2 (2.33%) FatWire
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.33%) Sybase
7 1 (1.16%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.16%) Syncsort
7 1 (1.16%) Imperva
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.16%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (1.16%) Wincor Nixdorf
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £1 - £1000 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 days ago