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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 76 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 56 58 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 2.13% 2.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.79% 7.83% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 25
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£375 £420 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £226 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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
825 741 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.22% 27.23% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 421 367
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £176 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 58
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Lancashire -3 20 £300 +50.00% 1
Manchester -7 19 £475 -5.00% 5
Cheshire -4 12 £463 +25.42% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 57 (56.44%) Finance
2 51 (50.50%) IBM
3 39 (38.61%) IBM Mainframe
4 31 (30.69%) UNIX
5 28 (27.72%) DB2
5 28 (27.72%) CICS
6 26 (25.74%) Banking
7 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (19.80%) Migration
8 20 (19.80%) COBOL
8 20 (19.80%) JCL
9 17 (16.83%) Project Management
10 16 (15.84%) Middleware
10 16 (15.84%) Linux
11 15 (14.85%) VSAM
12 14 (13.86%) Windows
13 13 (12.87%) AIX
13 13 (12.87%) Oracle
13 13 (12.87%) PL/1
13 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
13 13 (12.87%) Telecoms
14 11 (10.89%) Retail
14 11 (10.89%) Syncsort
14 11 (10.89%) Solaris
14 11 (10.89%) CA
15 10 (9.90%) SQL
15 10 (9.90%) .NET
15 10 (9.90%) ITIL
15 10 (9.90%) Waterfall
15 10 (9.90%) Agile Project Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 28 (27.72%) CICS
2 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.96%) SAS
3 2 (1.98%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.99%) TPMS
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.99%) JBoss
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.96%) FTP
2 2 (1.98%) ATM
3 1 (0.99%) LDAP
3 1 (0.99%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) RIP
3 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.99%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.72%) DB2
2 10 (9.90%) IMS/DB
3 8 (7.92%) DataStage
4 5 (4.95%) Easytrieve
5 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.99%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.99%) OLAP
6 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
1 3 (2.97%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.98%) PVCS
2 2 (1.98%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.99%) Toad
3 1 (0.99%) Selenium
3 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (56.44%) Finance
2 26 (25.74%) Banking
3 13 (12.87%) Telecoms
4 11 (10.89%) Retail
5 5 (4.95%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.98%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (28.71%) Architect
2 17 (16.83%) Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) Project Manager
4 13 (12.87%) Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Mainframe Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Technical Architect
6 9 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.93%) Designer
7 7 (6.93%) Technical Design Leader
7 7 (6.93%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Analyst Programmer
8 6 (5.94%) Programmer
9 5 (4.95%) Administrator
9 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.95%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Lead Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Mainframe Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Technical Design Architect
10 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) Middleware
2 10 (9.90%) .NET
3 9 (8.91%) J2EE
3 9 (8.91%) JDBC
3 9 (8.91%) JSP
3 9 (8.91%) JMS
3 9 (8.91%) JNDI
4 8 (7.92%) XML
5 5 (4.95%) ISPF
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.97%) SOAP
7 1 (0.99%) APPC
7 1 (0.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (38.61%) IBM Mainframe
2 15 (14.85%) VSAM
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.98%) AS400
4 2 (1.98%) Replication
4 2 (1.98%) Tandem
5 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.99%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.99%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.69%) UNIX
2 16 (15.84%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Windows
4 13 (12.87%) AIX
5 11 (10.89%) Solaris
6 6 (5.94%) VME
7 3 (2.97%) HPUX
7 3 (2.97%) zOS
8 2 (1.98%) MVS
8 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.99%) i5/OS
9 1 (0.99%) VMS
9 1 (0.99%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.80%) Migration
3 17 (16.83%) Project Management
4 10 (9.90%) ITIL
4 10 (9.90%) Waterfall
4 10 (9.90%) Agile Project Management
5 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.91%) Release Management
6 5 (4.95%) SOA
7 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.96%) Change Management
7 4 (3.96%) Project Planning
7 4 (3.96%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.96%) Supplier Management
7 4 (3.96%) Test Management
7 4 (3.96%) Test Scripting
8 3 (2.97%) Web Testing
8 3 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.98%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) COBOL
1 20 (19.80%) JCL
2 13 (12.87%) PL/1
3 10 (9.90%) SQL
4 9 (8.91%) Java
5 7 (6.93%) REXX
6 5 (4.95%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.99%) RPG
8 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.99%) C
8 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.97%) Degree
2 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.99%) XenApp
1 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) CA Endevor
2 6 (5.94%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.97%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.98%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.99%) Foglight
5 1 (0.99%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.99%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) IBM
2 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) Oracle
3 11 (10.89%) CA
3 11 (10.89%) Syncsort
4 8 (7.92%) Aquila
5 3 (2.97%) HP
5 3 (2.97%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.98%) Intel
6 2 (1.98%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.98%) ICL
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.99%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix
7 1 (0.99%) Sun
7 1 (0.99%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.99%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.99%) VMware
7 1 (0.99%) Teradata
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