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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 76 80 91
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 94 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 1.77% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.55% 5.64% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 19
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£470 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £288 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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
1245 975 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.40% 31.43% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 517 417
Average daily rate £400 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £217 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £542 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 53
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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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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 0 64 £485 +2.10% 4
Cheshire -8 9 £480 - 3
Lancashire -8 9 £420 +46.08% 8
Merseyside -3 8 £400 +50.94%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 69 (45.39%) Finance
2 50 (32.89%) IBM
3 44 (28.95%) UNIX
4 37 (24.34%) Middleware
5 33 (21.71%) Time Sharing Option
6 32 (21.05%) JCL
6 32 (21.05%) DB2
7 31 (20.39%) zOS
8 30 (19.74%) CICS
8 30 (19.74%) CA
9 27 (17.76%) Banking
10 26 (17.11%) COBOL
11 24 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
12 23 (15.13%) REXX
13 22 (14.47%) Migration
14 20 (13.16%) SQL
14 20 (13.16%) VSAM
15 17 (11.18%) Configuration Management
15 17 (11.18%) RACF
16 16 (10.53%) WebSphere
16 16 (10.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 15 (9.87%) SAS
18 14 (9.21%) Project Management
18 14 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (8.55%) VME
19 13 (8.55%) Java
19 13 (8.55%) ITIL
20 12 (7.89%) Solaris
20 12 (7.89%) Firewall
20 12 (7.89%) OMEGAMON

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 30 (19.74%) CICS
2 16 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 15 (9.87%) SAS
4 7 (4.61%) MQSeries
4 7 (4.61%) Exstream Dialogue
5 5 (3.29%) Tuxedo
6 4 (2.63%) StreamWeaver
6 4 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.63%) JBoss
7 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (3.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Exstream
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.89%) Firewall
2 11 (7.24%) SSL
3 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.26%) SNA
4 7 (4.61%) SSH
4 7 (4.61%) Kerberos
4 7 (4.61%) SMS
5 6 (3.95%) SMTP
5 6 (3.95%) FTP
6 4 (2.63%) LDAP
6 4 (2.63%) Internet
7 3 (1.97%) SAN
7 3 (1.97%) NAS
8 2 (1.32%) DNS
8 2 (1.32%) LAN
8 2 (1.32%) WAN
8 2 (1.32%) DHCP
9 1 (0.66%) HTTP
9 1 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.05%) DB2
2 10 (6.58%) Base SAS
2 10 (6.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 8 (5.26%) DataStage
4 5 (3.29%) OLTP
4 5 (3.29%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.66%) Adabas
7 1 (0.66%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.66%) Easytrieve
7 1 (0.66%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.63%) ProC
2 1 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 69 (45.39%) Finance
2 27 (17.76%) Banking
3 5 (3.29%) Retail
4 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (21.71%) Analyst
2 22 (14.47%) Architect
3 21 (13.82%) Developer
4 15 (9.87%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.24%) DBA
5 11 (7.24%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 8 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 8 (5.26%) DB2 DBA
6 8 (5.26%) Designer
7 7 (4.61%) Environment Manager
7 7 (4.61%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.61%) SAS Developer
7 7 (4.61%) Technical Design Leader
8 6 (3.95%) Information Security Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) SAS Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (2.63%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.63%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.34%) Middleware
2 11 (7.24%) ISPF
3 5 (3.29%) Web Services
4 4 (2.63%) JSP
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) .NET
5 1 (0.66%) J2EE
5 1 (0.66%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.66%) Spring
5 1 (0.66%) JSF
5 1 (0.66%) Java EE
5 1 (0.66%) JSON
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.66%) jQuery
5 1 (0.66%) Java EE 5
5 1 (0.66%) REST
5 1 (0.66%) Spring Integration
5 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
2 20 (13.16%) VSAM
3 12 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.24%) Data Extraction
5 10 (6.58%) PKI
6 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.63%) BYOD
8 3 (1.97%) EFT
9 1 (0.66%) Tandem
9 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.95%) UNIX
2 31 (20.39%) zOS
3 13 (8.55%) VME
4 12 (7.89%) Solaris
5 9 (5.92%) AIX
6 8 (5.26%) MVS
7 7 (4.61%) Linux
8 4 (2.63%) Windows
8 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.32%) OS/2
9 2 (1.32%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.47%) Migration
2 17 (11.18%) Configuration Management
3 14 (9.21%) Project Management
3 14 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (8.55%) ITIL
5 11 (7.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.58%) Change Management
7 9 (5.92%) ETL
8 8 (5.26%) System Testing
9 7 (4.61%) SDLC
9 7 (4.61%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.61%) Information Security
9 7 (4.61%) Data Analysis
10 6 (3.95%) Data Centre Operations
10 6 (3.95%) Supplier Management
11 4 (2.63%) Performance Management
11 4 (2.63%) Data Architecture
11 4 (2.63%) Open Source
11 4 (2.63%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.05%) JCL
2 26 (17.11%) COBOL
3 23 (15.13%) REXX
4 20 (13.16%) SQL
5 13 (8.55%) Java
6 7 (4.61%) C
6 7 (4.61%) Assembly Language
7 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.97%) Scala
10 2 (1.32%) CLIST
11 1 (0.66%) Caml Language
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (21.71%) Time Sharing Option
2 17 (11.18%) RACF
3 16 (10.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.89%) OMEGAMON
1 12 (7.89%) zSecure
2 2 (1.32%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (32.89%) IBM
2 30 (19.74%) CA
3 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.58%) Oracle
5 8 (5.26%) HP
6 7 (4.61%) Sybase
7 3 (1.97%) Micro Focus
7 3 (1.97%) VMware
8 1 (0.66%) ICL
8 1 (0.66%) Actimize
8 1 (0.66%) Syncsort
8 1 (0.66%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.66%) SAP
8 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.66%) Intel
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