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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / North West
Rank 113 95 73
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 65 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 1.70% 2.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.92% 5.28% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 42 40
Median daily rate £500 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £358 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £512 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £21.69 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -45.08%

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
789 1230 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.92% 32.22% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 715 534
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -11 8 £465 +16.25%
Lancashire +3 7 £500 +24.84%
Cheshire +14 5 £425 - 6
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 16 (40.00%) Middleware
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
1 16 (40.00%) Migration
2 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) AIX
3 11 (27.50%) IBM
3 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (25.00%) HPUX
4 10 (25.00%) Solaris
5 9 (22.50%) Unix
5 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
6 8 (20.00%) Banking
6 8 (20.00%) Retail
7 7 (17.50%) Asset Management
7 7 (17.50%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) Perl
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
8 6 (15.00%) Project Management
8 6 (15.00%) CA
8 6 (15.00%) Netcool
8 6 (15.00%) SCOM
8 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (15.00%) Software Asset Management
8 6 (15.00%) ServiceNow
8 6 (15.00%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (12.50%) Firewall
9 5 (12.50%) DB2

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 4 (10.00%) CICS
1 4 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.50%) FTP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) IPsec
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.50%) Firebug
1 1 (2.50%) JMeter
1 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.50%) StarTeam
1 1 (2.50%) The Grinder
1 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Banking
2 8 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Billing
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Architect
2 8 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Migration Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Commercial Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Data Centre Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Data Migration Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Management Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Data Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Service Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) ISPF
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) VSAM
4 1 (2.50%) Blog
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) HACMP
4 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) RIA
4 1 (2.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) AIX
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) HPUX
2 10 (25.00%) Solaris
3 9 (22.50%) Unix
4 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) OS/2
6 1 (2.50%) VME
6 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Migration
2 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.50%) Asset Management
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 6 (15.00%) Software Asset Management
5 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (10.00%) CRM
5 4 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Analytics
7 2 (5.00%) Coaching
7 2 (5.00%) Data Analytics
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.00%) People Management
7 2 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) Perl
3 5 (12.50%) COBOL
4 4 (10.00%) JCL
5 2 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.50%) LINC
6 1 (2.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) CCIE
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCDP
3 1 (2.50%) HNC
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) RACF
3 1 (2.50%) GPFS
3 1 (2.50%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) IBM BigFix
1 6 (15.00%) Netcool
1 6 (15.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.50%) Terraform
2 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) IBM
2 6 (15.00%) CA
2 6 (15.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.50%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Micro Focus
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) F5
5 1 (2.50%) ICL
5 1 (2.50%) Unisys