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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 117 113 131
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 23 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.60% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.41% 2.23% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
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£425 £450 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £378 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -56.26%
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
954 764 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.57% 26.76% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 391 390
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 62
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.69 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.10% +1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.64 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
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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 +6 16 £425 - 3
Cheshire +4 3 - -
Merseyside - - - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 45 (100.00%) IBM
1 45 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 32 (71.11%) Finance
3 15 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 14 (31.11%) CICS
5 13 (28.89%) DB2
6 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (24.44%) Retail
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) Banking
9 9 (20.00%) AIX
9 9 (20.00%) Oracle
10 7 (15.56%) COBOL
10 7 (15.56%) Project Management
10 7 (15.56%) Intel
10 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.33%) Migration
11 6 (13.33%) JCL
11 6 (13.33%) Java
11 6 (13.33%) SOA
12 5 (11.11%) UNIX
12 5 (11.11%) .NET
12 5 (11.11%) J2EE
12 5 (11.11%) MS Office
12 5 (11.11%) JDBC
12 5 (11.11%) JSP
12 5 (11.11%) JMS
12 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 5 (11.11%) JNDI

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (31.11%) CICS
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) LDAP
1 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) DB2
2 4 (8.89%) Easytrieve
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) DataStage
4 1 (2.22%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Toad
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) Selenium
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (71.11%) Finance
2 15 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (24.44%) Retail
4 10 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (8.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Architect
2 11 (24.44%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Designer
5 4 (8.89%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Mainframe Operator
7 1 (2.22%) Principal Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Design Leader
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.22%) DBA
7 1 (2.22%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
1 5 (11.11%) J2EE
1 5 (11.11%) JDBC
1 5 (11.11%) JSP
1 5 (11.11%) JMS
1 5 (11.11%) JNDI
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.89%) VSAM
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) AIX
2 5 (11.11%) UNIX
3 3 (6.67%) MVS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
5 1 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) zOS
5 1 (2.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (15.56%) Project Management
3 6 (13.33%) SOA
3 6 (13.33%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) ETL
8 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL
8 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.22%) ERP
8 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) COBOL
2 6 (13.33%) Java
2 6 (13.33%) JCL
3 4 (8.89%) Assembly Language
3 4 (8.89%) REXX
4 1 (2.22%) PL/1
4 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) CA Endevor
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle
4 7 (15.56%) Intel
5 3 (6.67%) Teradata
5 3 (6.67%) Sun
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) FatWire
7 1 (2.22%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.22%) Aquila
7 1 (2.22%) Endeca
7 1 (2.22%) Syncsort