The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 120 111 117
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 16 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.17% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 0.72% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 9
Average daily rate £420 - £301
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
711 553 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 22.88% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 251 340
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 46 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.80 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £34.80 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
IBM Mainframe
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 8 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £420 -
Merseyside - - - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (100.00%) IBM
1 34 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 16 (47.06%) UNIX
3 15 (44.12%) Finance
4 11 (32.35%) Windows
5 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 7 (20.59%) Banking
6 7 (20.59%) Middleware
7 6 (17.65%) DB2
7 6 (17.65%) Information Security
8 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
8 5 (14.71%) Tandem
8 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Intel
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle
9 4 (11.76%) CICS
9 4 (11.76%) Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) AIX
9 4 (11.76%) Migration
9 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
10 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
10 3 (8.82%) Firewall
10 3 (8.82%) VMware
10 3 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (8.82%) Retail
10 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
10 3 (8.82%) JCL

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (11.76%) CICS
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) NAS
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) DMZ
3 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) IMS/DB
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (20.59%) Banking
4 3 (8.82%) Retail
5 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Designer
3 8 (23.53%) Architect
4 7 (20.59%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
6 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Architect
9 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.94%) Security Manager
9 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Designer
9 1 (2.94%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) JNDI
2 2 (5.88%) JMS
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) JDBC
2 2 (5.88%) JSP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (14.71%) Tandem
3 2 (5.88%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.94%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) UNIX
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Information Security
2 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
2 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.76%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (8.82%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) ERP
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) SOA
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) Security Management
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) JCL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) Intel
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) F5