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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 67 101 67
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -34
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 84 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.33% 1.16% 2.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.92% 4.39% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 18
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£418 £420 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
+29.50% +9.00%
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
1061 751 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.42% 26.50% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 413 291
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 57
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.63 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +18 43 £450 -2.70% 2
Lancashire +11 17 £376 +28.08%
Cheshire +1 11 £439 +4.52% 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 72 (55.81%) Finance
2 67 (51.94%) IBM
3 58 (44.96%) UNIX
4 53 (41.09%) IBM Mainframe
5 36 (27.91%) DB2
6 35 (27.13%) Banking
7 30 (23.26%) Migration
7 30 (23.26%) CICS
8 26 (20.16%) COBOL
9 25 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (17.05%) SAS
10 22 (17.05%) JCL
11 20 (15.50%) REXX
11 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
12 18 (13.95%) Base SAS
12 18 (13.95%) Data Extraction
12 18 (13.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 15 (11.63%) Telecoms
13 15 (11.63%) PL/1
13 15 (11.63%) Windows
13 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
13 15 (11.63%) VSAM
14 14 (10.85%) Linux
14 14 (10.85%) Middleware
15 13 (10.08%) Data Analysis
15 13 (10.08%) System Testing
16 12 (9.30%) Syncsort
16 12 (9.30%) Oracle
17 11 (8.53%) SQL
17 11 (8.53%) .NET

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (23.26%) CICS
2 22 (17.05%) SAS
3 10 (7.75%) MQSeries
4 4 (3.10%) Exstream Dialogue
5 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.55%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.78%) TPMS
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.43%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.55%) ATM
2 2 (1.55%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.78%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) RIP
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.91%) DB2
2 18 (13.95%) Base SAS
2 18 (13.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 11 (8.53%) IMS/DB
4 7 (5.43%) DataStage
5 5 (3.88%) Easytrieve
5 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.55%) JIRA
1 2 (1.55%) SoapUI
General
1 72 (55.81%) Finance
2 35 (27.13%) Banking
3 15 (11.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (24.03%) Developer
2 30 (23.26%) Architect
3 18 (13.95%) Analyst
4 16 (12.40%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.08%) Designer
6 11 (8.53%) Mainframe Developer
7 10 (7.75%) Technical Architect
7 10 (7.75%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (7.75%) SAS Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Programmer
9 8 (6.20%) IBM Mainframe Developer
10 7 (5.43%) Technical Design Leader
11 6 (4.65%) Mainframe Programmer
12 5 (3.88%) Mainframe Architect
12 5 (3.88%) Lead Architect
12 5 (3.88%) Analyst Programmer
13 4 (3.10%) Test Analyst
13 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
13 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Manager
13 4 (3.10%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.85%) Middleware
2 11 (8.53%) .NET
3 9 (6.98%) XML
3 9 (6.98%) ISPF
4 7 (5.43%) JMS
4 7 (5.43%) JNDI
4 7 (5.43%) J2EE
4 7 (5.43%) JDBC
4 7 (5.43%) JSP
5 4 (3.10%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.10%) jQuery
5 4 (3.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (1.55%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 53 (41.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 18 (13.95%) Data Extraction
3 15 (11.63%) VSAM
4 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Tandem
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 58 (44.96%) UNIX
2 15 (11.63%) Windows
3 14 (10.85%) Linux
4 10 (7.75%) zOS
4 10 (7.75%) AIX
5 9 (6.98%) Solaris
6 8 (6.20%) VME
7 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.55%) MVS
7 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.78%) OS/2
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.26%) Migration
2 25 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (10.08%) Data Analysis
3 13 (10.08%) System Testing
4 11 (8.53%) Project Management
5 10 (7.75%) Configuration Management
5 10 (7.75%) Release Management
6 9 (6.98%) Agile Project Management
6 9 (6.98%) ITIL
7 7 (5.43%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.65%) Supplier Management
8 6 (4.65%) Change Management
9 5 (3.88%) Security Management
9 5 (3.88%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.10%) MVC
10 4 (3.10%) Validation
10 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.10%) ETL
10 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.16%) COBOL
2 22 (17.05%) JCL
3 20 (15.50%) REXX
4 15 (11.63%) PL/1
5 11 (8.53%) SQL
5 11 (8.53%) Assembly Language
6 6 (4.65%) Java
7 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.10%) C#
8 2 (1.55%) VBA
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 10 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.43%) Degree
3 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (0.78%) RACF
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) CA Endevor
2 4 (3.10%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.33%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 67 (51.94%) IBM
2 20 (15.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.30%) Oracle
3 12 (9.30%) Syncsort
4 10 (7.75%) CA
5 9 (6.98%) Aquila
6 5 (3.88%) HP
7 2 (1.55%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.55%) Apple
7 2 (1.55%) ICL
7 2 (1.55%) Actimize
7 2 (1.55%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.78%) Google
8 1 (0.78%) Symantec
8 1 (0.78%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.78%) VMware
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