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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 110 112 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 18 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.59% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 2.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 0
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£295 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £394 £313
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
801 748 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.98% 27.73% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 426 369
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 57
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Cheshire +7 7 £463 -5.61%
Manchester -11 2 £431 +30.95% 1
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 37 (100.00%) IBM
1 37 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 22 (59.46%) Finance
3 21 (56.76%) DB2
4 14 (37.84%) CICS
5 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (32.43%) JCL
5 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.03%) Oracle
6 10 (27.03%) Project Management
7 9 (24.32%) Banking
7 9 (24.32%) Migration
7 9 (24.32%) PL/1
8 8 (21.62%) JMS
8 8 (21.62%) .NET
8 8 (21.62%) J2EE
8 8 (21.62%) JDBC
8 8 (21.62%) JSP
8 8 (21.62%) UNIX
8 8 (21.62%) Retail
8 8 (21.62%) JNDI
8 8 (21.62%) Syncsort
8 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
9 7 (18.92%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (18.92%) IMS/DB
9 7 (18.92%) COBOL
10 6 (16.22%) Java
10 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 6 (16.22%) XML
10 6 (16.22%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (37.84%) CICS
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) ATM
2 1 (2.70%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (56.76%) DB2
2 7 (18.92%) IMS/DB
3 4 (10.81%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.70%) DataStage
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 8 (21.62%) Retail
4 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
5 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Architect
2 8 (21.62%) Mainframe Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Designer
3 6 (16.22%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Mainframe Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (8.11%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) DBA
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.41%) DB2 Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) JMS
1 8 (21.62%) .NET
1 8 (21.62%) J2EE
1 8 (21.62%) JDBC
1 8 (21.62%) JSP
1 8 (21.62%) JNDI
2 6 (16.22%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.70%) ISPF
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (10.81%) VSAM
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) AIX
3 1 (2.70%) zOS
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Project Management
3 9 (24.32%) Migration
4 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
5 7 (18.92%) Agile Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Release Management
7 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.81%) SOA
8 4 (10.81%) Change Management
9 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
11 1 (2.70%) Analytics
11 1 (2.70%) Test Management
11 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
11 1 (2.70%) System Testing
11 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (2.70%) Risk Analysis
11 1 (2.70%) ETL
11 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) JCL
2 9 (24.32%) PL/1
3 7 (18.92%) COBOL
4 6 (16.22%) Java
4 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 5 (13.51%) Assembly Language
5 5 (13.51%) REXX
6 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) IBM
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.03%) Oracle
4 8 (21.62%) Syncsort
5 6 (16.22%) Aquila
6 1 (2.70%) Intel
6 1 (2.70%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.70%) Teradata