The table below looks at the statistics for REXX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited REXX over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 87 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing REXX 9 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% - 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.74% - 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £318 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.07% -20.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
518 476 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.94% 37.84% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 290 185
Average daily rate £350 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Average hourly rate £24.50 £18.32 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.73% -38.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REXX across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

REXX Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REXX across the Manchester region.

REXX Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing REXX 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 REXX.

1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (86.67%) IBM
2 13 (86.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 9 (60.00%) Finance
6 7 (46.67%) Migration
6 7 (46.67%) System Testing
6 7 (46.67%) Base SAS
6 7 (46.67%) Data Extraction
6 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
6 7 (46.67%) SAS
6 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
6 7 (46.67%) UNIX
6 7 (46.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 6 (40.00%) COBOL
7 6 (40.00%) CICS
7 6 (40.00%) Assembly Language
7 6 (40.00%) JCL
8 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (33.33%) Change Management
8 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 5 (33.33%) Easytrieve
8 5 (33.33%) VSAM
9 4 (26.67%) MS Office
10 3 (20.00%) zOS
10 3 (20.00%) ISPF
11 2 (13.33%) Banking
11 2 (13.33%) MVS
12 1 (6.67%) Computer Science

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing REXX 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 REXX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (46.67%) SAS
2 6 (40.00%) CICS
3 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Base SAS
1 7 (46.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 5 (33.33%) Easytrieve
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) SAS Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Mainframe Architect
3 5 (33.33%) Designer
3 5 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 5 (33.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (86.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (46.67%) Data Extraction
4 5 (33.33%) VSAM
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) zOS
3 2 (13.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
1 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
1 7 (46.67%) System Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) COBOL
1 6 (40.00%) Assembly Language
1 6 (40.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) IBM
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft