The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 78 78 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 56 50 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 1.86% 2.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.89% 8.24% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 39
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£475 £400 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +18.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
710 607 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.54% 22.54% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 280 298
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 70
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.62 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 46 £493 +23.12% 3
Cheshire -12 4 £615 +40.89% 3
Lancashire - 3 £368 - 3
Merseyside +3 1 £265 -36.14%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing 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 Mainframe.

1 58 (51.33%) Finance
2 41 (36.28%) IBM
3 38 (33.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 35 (30.97%) Oracle
5 31 (27.43%) UNIX
6 30 (26.55%) Windows
7 25 (22.12%) DB2
8 21 (18.58%) Migration
8 21 (18.58%) Banking
9 18 (15.93%) Telecoms
10 16 (14.16%) Web Services
10 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
11 15 (13.27%) WebCenter
12 14 (12.39%) Information Security
12 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (11.50%) Management Information System
13 13 (11.50%) Middleware
13 13 (11.50%) AIX
13 13 (11.50%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.50%) CICS
14 11 (9.73%) Linux
15 10 (8.85%) Vulnerability Management
16 9 (7.96%) SQL
16 9 (7.96%) Intel
17 8 (7.08%) LAN
17 8 (7.08%) WAN
17 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
17 8 (7.08%) DOM
17 8 (7.08%) Front Office
17 8 (7.08%) Back Office

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing 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 Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.50%) CICS
2 6 (5.31%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.65%) SAS
5 2 (1.77%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) LAN
1 8 (7.08%) WAN
1 8 (7.08%) Firewall
2 5 (4.42%) LDAP
3 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.77%) NAS
3 2 (1.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) DMZ
4 1 (0.88%) APPN
4 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.88%) SNA
4 1 (0.88%) FTP
4 1 (0.88%) HTTP
4 1 (0.88%) ATM
4 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.12%) DB2
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.19%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.65%) IMS/DB
5 3 (2.65%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.77%) Adabas
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 58 (51.33%) Finance
2 21 (18.58%) Banking
3 18 (15.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (7.08%) Front Office
4 8 (7.08%) Back Office
4 8 (7.08%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (20.35%) Project Manager
2 22 (19.47%) Architect
3 18 (15.93%) Developer
4 17 (15.04%) Analyst
5 13 (11.50%) Portal Developer
6 12 (10.62%) Oracle Portal Developer
6 12 (10.62%) Oracle Developer
7 7 (6.19%) IT Project Manager
7 7 (6.19%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.31%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Auditor
9 5 (4.42%) Designer
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.42%) IT Auditor
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.16%) Web Services
2 15 (13.27%) WebCenter
3 13 (11.50%) Middleware
4 8 (7.08%) DOM
5 5 (4.42%) .NET
6 4 (3.54%) J2EE
6 4 (3.54%) JDBC
6 4 (3.54%) JSP
6 4 (3.54%) JMS
6 4 (3.54%) JNDI
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.88%) APPC
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.88%) JSF
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (33.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 13 (11.50%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.19%) Economics
4 6 (5.31%) PMI
5 5 (4.42%) PKI
6 2 (1.77%) CMDB
6 2 (1.77%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.77%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.88%) DataPower
7 1 (0.88%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) LPAR
7 1 (0.88%) AS400
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Tandem
7 1 (0.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.43%) UNIX
2 30 (26.55%) Windows
3 13 (11.50%) AIX
4 11 (9.73%) Linux
5 5 (4.42%) HPUX
5 5 (4.42%) Solaris
6 3 (2.65%) MVS
7 2 (1.77%) zOS
8 1 (0.88%) SUSE
8 1 (0.88%) i5/OS
8 1 (0.88%) OS/400
8 1 (0.88%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.58%) Migration
2 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (12.39%) Information Security
3 13 (11.50%) PRINCE2
4 10 (8.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 8 (7.08%) Project Management
6 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.42%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (4.42%) ETL
7 5 (4.42%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.54%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.54%) ITIL
9 3 (2.65%) SOA
9 3 (2.65%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.65%) Database Security
9 3 (2.65%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (1.77%) Business Transformation
10 2 (1.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) SQL
2 7 (6.19%) Java
3 6 (5.31%) COBOL
4 3 (2.65%) C
4 3 (2.65%) PL/1
4 3 (2.65%) JCL
5 2 (1.77%) Assembly Language
5 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.88%) RPG
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.31%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.31%) PMP
2 6 (5.31%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.88%) Degree
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.77%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.65%) Control-M
3 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.88%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.88%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (36.28%) IBM
2 35 (30.97%) Oracle
3 9 (7.96%) Intel
4 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.42%) HP
5 4 (3.54%) VMware
5 4 (3.54%) Teradata
6 3 (2.65%) Sun
6 3 (2.65%) CA
7 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.77%) FatWire
7 2 (1.77%) Sybase
7 2 (1.77%) Endeca
7 2 (1.77%) Syncsort
8 1 (0.88%) Imperva
8 1 (0.88%) F5
8 1 (0.88%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.88%) Aquila
8 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 20 days ago