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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 148 109 120
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 3 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.083% 0.70% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 2.31% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
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£425 £450 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +75.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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
974 908 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.82% 30.07% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 471 346
Average daily rate £375 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £212 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 44
Average hourly rate £16.73 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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
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 7 July 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 -30 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 35 (100.00%) IBM
1 35 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (57.14%) UNIX
3 19 (54.29%) SAS
4 18 (51.43%) Base SAS
4 18 (51.43%) Data Extraction
4 18 (51.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 17 (48.57%) Finance
6 14 (40.00%) Banking
6 14 (40.00%) REXX
7 13 (37.14%) System Testing
8 12 (34.29%) Data Analysis
8 12 (34.29%) DB2
9 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 10 (28.57%) Migration
10 9 (25.71%) JCL
10 9 (25.71%) CICS
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 8 (22.86%) COBOL
12 7 (20.00%) zOS
13 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language
13 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
13 6 (17.14%) MQSeries
13 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
13 6 (17.14%) ISPF
14 5 (14.29%) Degree
14 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
14 5 (14.29%) QA
15 4 (11.43%) Validation
16 3 (8.57%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (54.29%) SAS
2 9 (25.71%) CICS
3 6 (17.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) SNA
2 1 (2.86%) SMS
2 1 (2.86%) SMTP
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) Base SAS
1 18 (51.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 12 (34.29%) DB2
3 2 (5.71%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) Easytrieve
General
1 17 (48.57%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) SAS Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Designer
4 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Programmer
5 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.71%) DB2 Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) ISPF
2 2 (5.71%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) JMS
3 1 (2.86%) JNDI
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
3 1 (2.86%) JDBC
3 1 (2.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (51.43%) Data Extraction
3 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Replication
4 2 (5.71%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) UNIX
2 7 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) System Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Data Analysis
3 10 (28.57%) Migration
3 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Validation
5 3 (8.57%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.71%) Release Management
7 1 (2.86%) SDLC
7 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) REXX
2 9 (25.71%) JCL
3 8 (22.86%) COBOL
4 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) PL/1
6 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 35 (100.00%) IBM
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Aquila
3 2 (5.71%) Syncsort
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) CA