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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 80 77 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 57 53 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.83% 3.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.32% 8.32% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 43
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£450 £400 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +18.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £356 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -18.64%
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
779 637 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.85% 22.00% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 308 330
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 76
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.59 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +3 44 £488 +21.87% 7
Lancashire -8 5 £288 - 3
Cheshire -11 4 - - 1
Merseyside -2 1 £265 -36.14%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (50.00%) Finance
2 40 (35.09%) IBM
3 36 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
4 35 (30.70%) Oracle
5 30 (26.32%) UNIX
6 29 (25.44%) Windows
7 25 (21.93%) DB2
8 23 (20.18%) Migration
9 22 (19.30%) Banking
10 17 (14.91%) Telecoms
11 16 (14.04%) Web Services
11 16 (14.04%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.16%) WebCenter
12 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (12.28%) Middleware
13 14 (12.28%) AIX
13 14 (12.28%) PRINCE2
14 13 (11.40%) Linux
15 12 (10.53%) Retail
15 12 (10.53%) CICS
15 12 (10.53%) Management Information System
15 12 (10.53%) Information Security
16 10 (8.77%) Project Management
16 10 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
17 9 (7.89%) Java
18 8 (7.02%) SQL
18 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
18 8 (7.02%) DOM
18 8 (7.02%) Intel
18 8 (7.02%) Front Office

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 12 (10.53%) CICS
2 8 (7.02%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.63%) SAS
4 2 (1.75%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) LDAP
1 6 (5.26%) LAN
1 6 (5.26%) WAN
1 6 (5.26%) Firewall
2 4 (3.51%) FTP
3 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.75%) HTTP
4 2 (1.75%) APPN
5 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.88%) SNA
5 1 (0.88%) DMZ
5 1 (0.88%) SMS
5 1 (0.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.93%) DB2
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.63%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.75%) Adabas
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Toad
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
1 1 (0.88%) Selenium
1 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (50.00%) Finance
2 22 (19.30%) Banking
3 17 (14.91%) Telecoms
4 12 (10.53%) Retail
5 8 (7.02%) Front Office
5 8 (7.02%) Back Office
6 4 (3.51%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (20.18%) Architect
2 22 (19.30%) Project Manager
3 18 (15.79%) Analyst
4 16 (14.04%) Developer
5 13 (11.40%) Portal Developer
6 12 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
6 12 (10.53%) Oracle Portal Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Web Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.39%) Auditor
9 5 (4.39%) Designer
9 5 (4.39%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) IT Auditor
9 5 (4.39%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) Web Services
2 15 (13.16%) WebCenter
3 14 (12.28%) Middleware
4 8 (7.02%) DOM
5 6 (5.26%) .NET
6 5 (4.39%) J2EE
6 5 (4.39%) JDBC
6 5 (4.39%) JSP
6 5 (4.39%) JMS
6 5 (4.39%) JNDI
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.75%) APPC
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle ADF
8 1 (0.88%) JSF
8 1 (0.88%) ISPF
8 1 (0.88%) XML
8 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.14%) Economics
4 6 (5.26%) PMI
5 5 (4.39%) PKI
6 3 (2.63%) AS400
7 2 (1.75%) Tandem
7 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.75%) iSeries
8 1 (0.88%) LPAR
8 1 (0.88%) DataPower
8 1 (0.88%) VSAM
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.32%) UNIX
2 29 (25.44%) Windows
3 14 (12.28%) AIX
4 13 (11.40%) Linux
5 7 (6.14%) HPUX
5 7 (6.14%) Solaris
6 3 (2.63%) MVS
7 2 (1.75%) zOS
7 2 (1.75%) i5/OS
7 2 (1.75%) OS/400
8 1 (0.88%) OS/390
8 1 (0.88%) VMS
8 1 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) Migration
2 15 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (12.28%) PRINCE2
4 12 (10.53%) Information Security
5 10 (8.77%) Project Management
5 10 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 5 (4.39%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (4.39%) ETL
9 4 (3.51%) SOA
9 4 (3.51%) Agile Project Management
10 3 (2.63%) Database Security
11 2 (1.75%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (1.75%) Business Transformation
11 2 (1.75%) Test Automation
11 2 (1.75%) Financial Modelling
11 2 (1.75%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (1.75%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.75%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.89%) Java
2 8 (7.02%) SQL
3 7 (6.14%) COBOL
4 4 (3.51%) C
4 4 (3.51%) JCL
5 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.75%) RPG
5 2 (1.75%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.88%) PL/1
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.26%) PMP
3 6 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) RACF
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.63%) Control-M
3 2 (1.75%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.75%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.88%) Foglight
4 1 (0.88%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 40 (35.09%) IBM
2 35 (30.70%) Oracle
3 8 (7.02%) Intel
4 7 (6.14%) HP
5 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.51%) Sun
6 4 (3.51%) CA
6 4 (3.51%) Teradata
7 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.75%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.75%) FatWire
8 2 (1.75%) VMware
8 2 (1.75%) Sybase
8 2 (1.75%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.75%) Endeca
9 1 (0.88%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 1 (0.88%) Tumbleweed
9 1 (0.88%) Imperva
9 1 (0.88%) F5
9 1 (0.88%) Cyber-Ark
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