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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 78 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 70 56 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 1.85% 2.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.88% 6.67% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 17
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£450 £440 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +45.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £615 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.71%
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
1018 840 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.74% 27.78% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 434 291
Average daily rate £400 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 48
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.13 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% +17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.82 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.42 £45.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 30 £450 -3.32% 8
Lancashire +24 18 £456 +38.18% 1
Merseyside -5 8 £350 -
Cheshire -18 6 £400 -14.66% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 67 (46.85%) Finance
2 63 (44.06%) IBM
3 59 (41.26%) UNIX
4 42 (29.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 39 (27.27%) DB2
6 36 (25.17%) Migration
7 32 (22.38%) Banking
8 27 (18.88%) CICS
9 25 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (16.08%) JCL
10 23 (16.08%) REXX
10 23 (16.08%) SAS
11 22 (15.38%) COBOL
12 18 (12.59%) Middleware
12 18 (12.59%) zOS
12 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
12 18 (12.59%) Base SAS
12 18 (12.59%) Data Extraction
12 18 (12.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 17 (11.89%) VME
13 17 (11.89%) SQL
14 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
15 14 (9.79%) Linux
16 13 (9.09%) Data Analysis
16 13 (9.09%) System Testing
17 12 (8.39%) VSAM
17 12 (8.39%) CA
18 11 (7.69%) Windows
19 10 (6.99%) ISPF
19 10 (6.99%) MQSeries

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (18.88%) CICS
2 23 (16.08%) SAS
3 10 (6.99%) MQSeries
4 7 (4.90%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (2.10%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.40%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.70%) TPMS
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.10%) MS Office
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.10%) Firewall
3 2 (1.40%) IP Telephony
3 2 (1.40%) ATM
3 2 (1.40%) LDAP
4 1 (0.70%) SSL
4 1 (0.70%) SMS
4 1 (0.70%) HTTP
4 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.70%) RIP
4 1 (0.70%) SNA
4 1 (0.70%) Internet
4 1 (0.70%) Network Security
4 1 (0.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (27.27%) DB2
2 18 (12.59%) Base SAS
2 18 (12.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 7 (4.90%) IMS/DB
4 6 (4.20%) DataStage
5 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.50%) OLTP
6 3 (2.10%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.70%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 67 (46.85%) Finance
2 32 (22.38%) Banking
3 8 (5.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.40%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Architect
2 26 (18.18%) Developer
3 19 (13.29%) Analyst
3 19 (13.29%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.69%) Designer
5 10 (6.99%) SAS Developer
6 9 (6.29%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.29%) Programmer
7 8 (5.59%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.90%) DBA
8 7 (4.90%) Technical Design Leader
9 6 (4.20%) Environment Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Mainframe Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Lead Architect
9 6 (4.20%) Mainframe Programmer
10 5 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.50%) IBM Mainframe Developer
10 5 (3.50%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (2.80%) Analyst Programmer
11 4 (2.80%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.59%) Middleware
2 10 (6.99%) ISPF
3 9 (6.29%) .NET
4 6 (4.20%) JNDI
4 6 (4.20%) JMS
4 6 (4.20%) JDBC
4 6 (4.20%) JSP
4 6 (4.20%) J2EE
5 5 (3.50%) XML
6 3 (2.10%) Entity Framework
6 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.10%) jQuery
7 1 (0.70%) SOAP
7 1 (0.70%) Web Services
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (29.37%) IBM Mainframe
2 18 (12.59%) Data Extraction
3 12 (8.39%) VSAM
4 7 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.90%) BYOD
5 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.10%) Open Source
6 3 (2.10%) PKI
7 2 (1.40%) Replication
7 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.26%) UNIX
2 18 (12.59%) zOS
3 17 (11.89%) VME
4 14 (9.79%) Linux
5 11 (7.69%) Windows
6 8 (5.59%) AIX
6 8 (5.59%) Solaris
7 5 (3.50%) MVS
8 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) OS/390
9 1 (0.70%) OS/2
9 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.17%) Migration
2 25 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.19%) Configuration Management
4 13 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 13 (9.09%) System Testing
5 9 (6.29%) Project Management
6 8 (5.59%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (5.59%) ITIL
7 7 (4.90%) Security Management
7 7 (4.90%) Release Management
8 6 (4.20%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.20%) Data Architecture
9 5 (3.50%) ETL
9 5 (3.50%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.50%) Supplier Management
10 4 (2.80%) Project Planning
10 4 (2.80%) Validation
10 4 (2.80%) Change Management
10 4 (2.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.08%) JCL
1 23 (16.08%) REXX
2 22 (15.38%) COBOL
3 17 (11.89%) SQL
4 10 (6.99%) PL/1
5 9 (6.29%) Assembly Language
6 8 (5.59%) Java
7 5 (3.50%) C
8 3 (2.10%) C#
8 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.10%) Scala
9 2 (1.40%) VBA
10 1 (0.70%) Perl
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.70%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 7 (4.90%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) RACF
2 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (3.50%) CA Endevor
3 3 (2.10%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.10%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 63 (44.06%) IBM
2 18 (12.59%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.39%) CA
4 10 (6.99%) Oracle
5 9 (6.29%) HP
5 9 (6.29%) Syncsort
6 5 (3.50%) Aquila
7 3 (2.10%) ICL
8 2 (1.40%) Actimize
8 2 (1.40%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.40%) Apple
8 2 (1.40%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.70%) SAP
9 1 (0.70%) Sybase
9 1 (0.70%) Intel
9 1 (0.70%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.70%) Symantec
9 1 (0.70%) VMware
9 1 (0.70%) Google
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