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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / North West
Rank 122 88 87
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 1.86% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 5.77% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 34
Median daily rate £500 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £311 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -34.17%

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
783 1248 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.57% 32.21% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 695 523
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 58 40
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.17 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Lancashire -4 4 £500 +11.11%
Manchester -16 2 £364 -9.62% 1
Cheshire +10 1 £425 -2.57% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 31 (56.36%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Unix
3 12 (21.82%) CA
3 12 (21.82%) Migration
4 11 (20.00%) Middleware
5 10 (18.18%) IBM
5 10 (18.18%) COBOL
6 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (14.55%) Banking
7 8 (14.55%) Project Management
7 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
8 7 (12.73%) Windows
8 7 (12.73%) AIX
8 7 (12.73%) Linux
9 6 (10.91%) Java
9 6 (10.91%) SQL
9 6 (10.91%) Tandem
9 6 (10.91%) Firewall
9 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
9 6 (10.91%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (10.91%) Coaching
10 5 (9.09%) Supplier Management
10 5 (9.09%) Billing
10 5 (9.09%) BASE24
10 5 (9.09%) J2EE
10 5 (9.09%) CRM
10 5 (9.09%) Solaris
10 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (9.09%) SAS
10 5 (9.09%) ATM

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 5 (9.09%) SAS
2 3 (5.45%) CICS
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 5 (9.09%) ATM
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) SMTP
3 3 (5.45%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) FTP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.82%) HTTP
5 1 (1.82%) IPsec
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
5 1 (1.82%) OSPF
5 1 (1.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) VLAN
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) DB2
2 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.82%) Firebug
1 1 (1.82%) JMeter
1 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.82%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.82%) The Grinder
1 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 31 (56.36%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Billing
4 4 (7.27%) Retail
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Architect
3 12 (21.82%) Mainframe Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.09%) BASE24 Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.27%) BASE24 Support
7 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Support
7 4 (7.27%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.45%) Commercial Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Migration Architect
9 2 (3.64%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Middleware
2 5 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) ISPF
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.91%) Tandem
3 5 (9.09%) EMV
4 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) VSAM
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) HACMP
6 1 (1.82%) iSeries
6 1 (1.82%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Unix
2 7 (12.73%) AIX
2 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 7 (12.73%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Solaris
4 4 (7.27%) HPUX
5 1 (1.82%) VME
5 1 (1.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (14.55%) Project Management
4 6 (10.91%) Coaching
5 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.09%) CRM
5 5 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Data Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) Document Composition
7 3 (5.45%) Document Management
7 3 (5.45%) Re-Platforming
7 3 (5.45%) Service Management
7 3 (5.45%) Use Case
7 3 (5.45%) Workflow
8 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL
8 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) COBOL
2 6 (10.91%) Java
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) JCL
4 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.82%) LINC
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) CCIE
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CCDP
3 1 (1.82%) HNC
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) GPFS
2 1 (1.82%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.82%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) CA
2 10 (18.18%) IBM
3 3 (5.45%) HP
3 3 (5.45%) Micro Focus
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (1.82%) Axway
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) ICL
5 1 (1.82%) Unisys
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