The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 78 94 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 83 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.19% 1.54% 2.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.85% 5.74% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 30
Median daily rate £438 £406 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £580 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
1211 975 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.90% 26.80% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 576 495
Median daily rate £400 £378 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 65
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £46.32 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.52% -12.04%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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 Mainframe across the North West region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Mainframe across the North West region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 35 £475 +11.76% 1
Cheshire +26 28 £400 - 1
Lancashire -12 14 £329 -26.12% 4
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 68 (46.26%) Finance
2 61 (41.50%) Oracle
3 56 (38.10%) Migration
4 49 (33.33%) DB2
5 48 (32.65%) Windows
6 47 (31.97%) Linux
7 45 (30.61%) SQL
8 38 (25.85%) Unix
8 38 (25.85%) IBM
8 38 (25.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (21.77%) AIX
10 31 (21.09%) COBOL
11 28 (19.05%) Project Management
12 26 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (17.69%) Banking
13 25 (17.01%) Security Cleared
13 25 (17.01%) Active Directory
13 25 (17.01%) Waterfall
14 24 (16.33%) Citrix
15 22 (14.97%) EMC
15 22 (14.97%) HPUX
15 22 (14.97%) Solaris
16 21 (14.29%) DHCP
16 21 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
17 19 (12.93%) Java
17 19 (12.93%) CA
17 19 (12.93%) Service Management
17 19 (12.93%) Data Centre
18 18 (12.24%) Risk Management
19 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.88%) CICS
1 16 (10.88%) Tuxedo
2 13 (8.84%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.44%) JBoss
3 8 (5.44%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.04%) Apache
5 2 (1.36%) FileNet
5 2 (1.36%) IIS
5 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Office
2 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) BASE24
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.29%) DHCP
2 5 (3.40%) Firewall
3 4 (2.72%) ATM
4 3 (2.04%) FTP
4 3 (2.04%) HTTP
4 3 (2.04%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.04%) WinSCP
5 2 (1.36%) DNS
5 2 (1.36%) LDAP
5 2 (1.36%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.36%) SAN
5 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (33.33%) DB2
2 11 (7.48%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.72%) OLTP
5 3 (2.04%) Ingres
5 3 (2.04%) MS Access
6 2 (1.36%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) ClearCase
1 8 (5.44%) Subversion
2 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.76%) JIRA
3 3 (2.04%) HP UFT
3 3 (2.04%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.04%) Toad
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (46.26%) Finance
2 26 (17.69%) Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (19.73%) Analyst
2 27 (18.37%) Architect
3 16 (10.88%) DBA
4 14 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
5 12 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
5 12 (8.16%) Test Manager
6 9 (6.12%) Mainframe Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Designer
8 7 (4.76%) Environment Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Mainframe Architect
8 7 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Test Assurance Manager
9 6 (4.08%) Administrator
9 6 (4.08%) AIX Architect
9 6 (4.08%) Data Centre Manager
9 6 (4.08%) DB2 DBA
9 6 (4.08%) Developer
9 6 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
9 6 (4.08%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.84%) J2EE
2 12 (8.16%) Middleware
3 9 (6.12%) JMS
3 9 (6.12%) JSP
3 9 (6.12%) Web Services
4 8 (5.44%) EJB
4 8 (5.44%) Hibernate
4 8 (5.44%) Servlets
4 8 (5.44%) Struts
4 8 (5.44%) WSDL
4 8 (5.44%) XML
4 8 (5.44%) XSD
5 4 (2.72%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.36%) HTML
7 2 (1.36%) SOAP
8 1 (0.68%) ISPF
8 1 (0.68%) JDBC
8 1 (0.68%) JSON
8 1 (0.68%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 19 (12.93%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.12%) Tandem
4 8 (5.44%) PMI
5 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.72%) EMV
7 2 (1.36%) Clustering
7 2 (1.36%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) AS400
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) iSeries
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.65%) Windows
2 47 (31.97%) Linux
3 38 (25.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (25.85%) Unix
4 32 (21.77%) AIX
5 22 (14.97%) HPUX
5 22 (14.97%) Solaris
6 17 (11.56%) zOS
7 16 (10.88%) VME
8 5 (3.40%) MVS
9 2 (1.36%) OS/2
10 1 (0.68%) OS/390
10 1 (0.68%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.10%) Migration
2 28 (19.05%) Project Management
3 26 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (17.01%) Waterfall
5 19 (12.93%) Service Management
6 18 (12.24%) Risk Management
7 12 (8.16%) ITIL
8 11 (7.48%) Automated Testing
8 11 (7.48%) SDLC
9 10 (6.80%) Test Management
10 9 (6.12%) Agile Project Management
10 9 (6.12%) Matrix Organization
11 8 (5.44%) Change Management
11 8 (5.44%) CMMI
11 8 (5.44%) PRINCE
11 8 (5.44%) PRINCE2
11 8 (5.44%) RUP
11 8 (5.44%) Supplier Management
12 7 (4.76%) Configuration Management
12 7 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.61%) SQL
2 31 (21.09%) COBOL
3 19 (12.93%) Java
4 11 (7.48%) Assembly Language
5 10 (6.80%) JCL
6 9 (6.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.72%) C
7 4 (2.72%) REXX
8 2 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) Lua
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (17.01%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.44%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.40%) Sun Certification
5 3 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) ACCA
7 1 (0.68%) CIMA
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (17.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (2.04%) RACF
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.36%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.04%) DameWare
2 3 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.04%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.36%) CA Endevor
3 2 (1.36%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.36%) zSecure
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 61 (41.50%) Oracle
2 38 (25.85%) IBM
3 24 (16.33%) Citrix
4 22 (14.97%) EMC
5 19 (12.93%) CA
6 17 (11.56%) Red Hat
7 15 (10.20%) Micro Focus
8 8 (5.44%) Chordiant
9 7 (4.76%) VMware
10 6 (4.08%) Sun
11 4 (2.72%) HP
12 3 (2.04%) Ab Initio
12 3 (2.04%) ATG
12 3 (2.04%) Informatica
12 3 (2.04%) LexisNexis
12 3 (2.04%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.36%) Ektron
13 2 (1.36%) Genesys
13 2 (1.36%) SAP
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