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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 140 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 12 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 2.19% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
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£425 £425 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £286 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +21.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -
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
1083 957 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.27% 30.80% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 502 373
Average daily rate £380 £364 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 57 48
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +7.69%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 -16 8 £445 +4.70% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) IBM
1 40 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 24 (60.00%) UNIX
3 21 (52.50%) SAS
3 21 (52.50%) Finance
4 20 (50.00%) Base SAS
4 20 (50.00%) Data Extraction
4 20 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 17 (42.50%) Banking
6 15 (37.50%) REXX
6 15 (37.50%) System Testing
7 14 (35.00%) Data Analysis
8 12 (30.00%) zOS
8 12 (30.00%) CICS
8 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
9 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
9 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
10 10 (25.00%) JCL
11 9 (22.50%) COBOL
11 9 (22.50%) DB2
11 9 (22.50%) Migration
12 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.00%) VSAM
13 6 (15.00%) SNA
14 5 (12.50%) ETL
14 5 (12.50%) Assembly Language
14 5 (12.50%) CA
14 5 (12.50%) RACF
14 5 (12.50%) SMS
14 5 (12.50%) SMTP

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 21 (52.50%) SAS
2 12 (30.00%) CICS
3 5 (12.50%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.00%) SNA
3 5 (12.50%) SMS
3 5 (12.50%) SMTP
3 5 (12.50%) FTP
4 2 (5.00%) SSL
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
4 2 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) Base SAS
1 20 (50.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 9 (22.50%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) DataStage
3 2 (5.00%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.50%) IDMS
4 1 (2.50%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (52.50%) Finance
2 17 (42.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) SAS Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Designer
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Programmer
4 4 (10.00%) SAS Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) ISPF
2 2 (5.00%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (50.00%) Data Extraction
3 8 (20.00%) VSAM
4 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) EFT
5 2 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) UNIX
2 12 (30.00%) zOS
3 2 (5.00%) AIX
3 2 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) System Testing
2 14 (35.00%) Data Analysis
3 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (22.50%) Migration
5 5 (12.50%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (5.00%) Release Management
7 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) REXX
2 10 (25.00%) JCL
3 9 (22.50%) COBOL
4 5 (12.50%) CLIST
4 5 (12.50%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.00%) SQL
5 2 (5.00%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) RACF
1 5 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
1 5 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
1 5 (12.50%) zSecure
2 2 (5.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) IBM
2 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) CA
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Aquila
4 2 (5.00%) Syncsort
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
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