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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 126 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 30 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 0.44% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 1.64% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 0
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£450 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.92% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1134 855 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.35% 27.01% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 445 305
Average daily rate £400 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 59
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.70 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 15 £450 -
Cheshire -3 5 - - 1
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 46 (100.00%) IBM
1 46 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (56.52%) UNIX
3 25 (54.35%) DB2
4 21 (45.65%) Finance
5 19 (41.30%) SAS
6 18 (39.13%) Base SAS
6 18 (39.13%) Data Extraction
6 18 (39.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 16 (34.78%) Banking
8 14 (30.43%) REXX
8 14 (30.43%) JCL
9 13 (28.26%) CICS
9 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
9 13 (28.26%) Migration
9 13 (28.26%) System Testing
10 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
11 11 (23.91%) PL/1
12 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
12 10 (21.74%) Syncsort
13 9 (19.57%) IMS/DB
14 8 (17.39%) Aquila
14 8 (17.39%) Oracle
14 8 (17.39%) XML
14 8 (17.39%) COBOL
14 8 (17.39%) SQL
14 8 (17.39%) Release Management
14 8 (17.39%) CA Endevor
15 7 (15.22%) Degree
15 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (41.30%) SAS
2 13 (28.26%) CICS
3 6 (13.04%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) ATM
3 1 (2.17%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (54.35%) DB2
2 18 (39.13%) Base SAS
2 18 (39.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (19.57%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.17%) Easytrieve
General
1 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) SAS Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Mainframe Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Designer
3 8 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Programmer
5 6 (13.04%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.52%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.35%) DB2 Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) DBA
9 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) XML
2 6 (13.04%) JMS
2 6 (13.04%) JNDI
2 6 (13.04%) ISPF
2 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) J2EE
2 6 (13.04%) JDBC
2 6 (13.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (39.13%) Data Extraction
3 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 26 (56.52%) UNIX
2 6 (13.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Migration
1 13 (28.26%) System Testing
2 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
3 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 8 (17.39%) Release Management
5 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
6 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.04%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Validation
8 3 (6.52%) ETL
9 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
9 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) REXX
1 14 (30.43%) JCL
2 11 (23.91%) PL/1
3 8 (17.39%) COBOL
3 8 (17.39%) SQL
4 6 (13.04%) Assembly Language
5 4 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 46 (100.00%) IBM
2 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) Syncsort
4 8 (17.39%) Oracle
4 8 (17.39%) Aquila