The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 123 114 132
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 21 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.78% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.48% 2.78% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 0
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.00%
IBM Mainframe
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
847 792 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.21% 27.97% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 405 389
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the North West region.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the North West region.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 8 £425 +25.92% 1
Cheshire +7 4 £463 +1.09%
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 44 (100.00%) IBM
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 29 (65.91%) Finance
3 18 (40.91%) DB2
4 13 (29.55%) Oracle
5 11 (25.00%) CICS
5 11 (25.00%) JCL
6 10 (22.73%) Telecoms
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (20.45%) Retail
7 9 (20.45%) PL/1
7 9 (20.45%) UNIX
8 8 (18.18%) Project Management
8 8 (18.18%) Banking
8 8 (18.18%) Syncsort
9 7 (15.91%) IMS/DB
9 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.91%) COBOL
10 6 (13.64%) SQL
10 6 (13.64%) AIX
10 6 (13.64%) XML
10 6 (13.64%) SOA
10 6 (13.64%) Aquila
10 6 (13.64%) CA Endevor
10 6 (13.64%) Release Management
11 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
11 5 (11.36%) JNDI
11 5 (11.36%) .NET
11 5 (11.36%) J2EE

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (25.00%) CICS
2 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) ATM
2 1 (2.27%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) DB2
2 7 (15.91%) IMS/DB
3 4 (9.09%) Easytrieve
4 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.27%) DataStage
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Selenium
1 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 29 (65.91%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 9 (20.45%) Retail
4 8 (18.18%) Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Architect
2 8 (18.18%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Mainframe Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Mainframe Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Designer
7 3 (6.82%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (4.55%) Programmer
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Design Authority
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Architect
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Design Leader
9 1 (2.27%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) XML
2 5 (11.36%) JNDI
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) J2EE
2 5 (11.36%) JDBC
2 5 (11.36%) JSP
2 5 (11.36%) JMS
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.55%) Middleware
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.09%) VSAM
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Tandem
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) AIX
3 2 (4.55%) Windows
4 1 (2.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) Project Management
3 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.64%) SOA
4 6 (13.64%) Release Management
5 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.36%) Migration
6 4 (9.09%) Change Management
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (4.55%) ETL
7 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Business Transformation
8 1 (2.27%) Analytics
8 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.27%) Test Management
8 1 (2.27%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.27%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) JCL
2 9 (20.45%) PL/1
3 7 (15.91%) COBOL
4 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) Assembly Language
5 4 (9.09%) REXX
6 3 (6.82%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) IBM
2 13 (29.55%) Oracle
3 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (18.18%) Syncsort
5 6 (13.64%) Aquila
6 4 (9.09%) Intel
7 3 (6.82%) Sun
7 3 (6.82%) Teradata
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio