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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 93 79 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 64 60 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.68% 1.91% 1.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.16% 6.90% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 26
Average daily rate £415 £375 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £285 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
1241 869 812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.65% 27.60% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 496 467
Average daily rate £400 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 40 52
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 32 £400 -15.78% 2
Lancashire -5 16 £421 +40.41%
Cheshire -5 12 £435 -5.94% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 81 (51.59%) Finance
2 41 (26.11%) Migration
3 39 (24.84%) Banking
4 38 (24.20%) Unix
5 37 (23.57%) IBM
6 34 (21.66%) CA
7 29 (18.47%) DB2
7 29 (18.47%) Linux
8 28 (17.83%) COBOL
9 27 (17.20%) Middleware
9 27 (17.20%) CICS
10 23 (14.65%) zOS
10 23 (14.65%) Oracle
11 22 (14.01%) Windows
11 22 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (13.38%) Project Management
13 20 (12.74%) IBM Mainframe
14 19 (12.10%) VME
14 19 (12.10%) QA
14 19 (12.10%) JCL
15 18 (11.46%) RACF
15 18 (11.46%) WebSphere
16 17 (10.83%) Micro Focus
17 16 (10.19%) Risk Management
18 14 (8.92%) Tuxedo
19 13 (8.28%) Waterfall
19 13 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 13 (8.28%) Red Hat
20 11 (7.01%) Change Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (17.20%) CICS
2 18 (11.46%) WebSphere
3 14 (8.92%) Tuxedo
4 7 (4.46%) SAS
5 3 (1.91%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.27%) StreamWeaver
7 1 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.64%) JBoss
7 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Project
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) MS Office
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) BASE24
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) IaaS
1 1 (0.64%) PaaS
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) SSL
2 5 (3.18%) ATM
2 5 (3.18%) Firewall
3 3 (1.91%) Internet
3 3 (1.91%) LAN
3 3 (1.91%) WAN
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
4 2 (1.27%) FTP
4 2 (1.27%) SMS
4 2 (1.27%) SNA
4 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.27%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.64%) HTTP
5 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.64%) LDAP
5 1 (0.64%) NAS
5 1 (0.64%) SAN
5 1 (0.64%) SMTP
5 1 (0.64%) SSH
5 1 (0.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.47%) DB2
2 9 (5.73%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.27%) Big Data
5 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.27%) MS Access
5 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) DataStage
6 1 (0.64%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.64%) IDMS
6 1 (0.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) HP UFT
1 2 (1.27%) LoadRunner
1 2 (1.27%) Toad
2 1 (0.64%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 81 (51.59%) Finance
2 39 (24.84%) Banking
3 8 (5.10%) Retail
4 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (26.11%) Analyst
2 28 (17.83%) Architect
3 17 (10.83%) Mainframe Analyst
4 14 (8.92%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 14 (8.92%) Operations Analyst
5 13 (8.28%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.64%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.01%) CICS Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Senior Manager
9 9 (5.73%) Technical Manager
9 9 (5.73%) Test Manager
10 8 (5.10%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (4.46%) Test Assurance Manager
12 6 (3.82%) DBA
12 6 (3.82%) Mainframe Architect
12 6 (3.82%) Technical Delivery Manager
13 5 (3.18%) Support Analyst
13 5 (3.18%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (3.18%) Technical Support
13 5 (3.18%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.20%) Middleware
2 10 (6.37%) J2EE
3 8 (5.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (3.82%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (2.55%) ISPF
6 3 (1.91%) Java EE
6 3 (1.91%) Java EE 5
7 1 (0.64%) .NET
7 1 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.64%) APPC
7 1 (0.64%) JMS
7 1 (0.64%) jQuery
7 1 (0.64%) JSF
7 1 (0.64%) JSON
7 1 (0.64%) REST
7 1 (0.64%) SOAP
7 1 (0.64%) Spring
7 1 (0.64%) Spring Integration
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (7.01%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.46%) Tandem
4 6 (3.82%) VSAM
5 5 (3.18%) EMV
5 5 (3.18%) PKI
6 4 (2.55%) Contactless
7 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.91%) Clustering
8 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.27%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.27%) iSeries
8 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.64%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.64%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.20%) Unix
2 29 (18.47%) Linux
3 23 (14.65%) zOS
4 22 (14.01%) Windows
5 19 (12.10%) VME
6 13 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.46%) MVS
8 3 (1.91%) AIX
8 3 (1.91%) Solaris
9 2 (1.27%) OS/2
10 1 (0.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.11%) Migration
2 22 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (13.38%) Project Management
4 16 (10.19%) Risk Management
5 13 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (8.28%) Waterfall
6 11 (7.01%) Change Management
6 11 (7.01%) ITIL
7 8 (5.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (5.10%) Problem Management
7 8 (5.10%) Supplier Management
7 8 (5.10%) Test Management
8 7 (4.46%) E-Commerce
9 6 (3.82%) Automated Testing
9 6 (3.82%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.82%) Performance Testing
10 5 (3.18%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.18%) Demand Management
10 5 (3.18%) Service Management
10 5 (3.18%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.83%) COBOL
2 19 (12.10%) JCL
3 10 (6.37%) Java
4 9 (5.73%) REXX
5 8 (5.10%) SQL
6 4 (2.55%) C
7 3 (1.91%) Perl
8 2 (1.27%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.64%) CLIST
9 1 (0.64%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.91%) APMP
2 3 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.64%) ACCA
4 1 (0.64%) CIMA
4 1 (0.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.10%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.46%) RACF
2 8 (5.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (3.18%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (7.01%) CA Endevor
2 8 (5.10%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.91%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (1.91%) zSecure
5 2 (1.27%) DameWare
5 2 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 37 (23.57%) IBM
2 34 (21.66%) CA
3 23 (14.65%) Oracle
4 17 (10.83%) Micro Focus
5 13 (8.28%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.55%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.91%) VMware
8 2 (1.27%) Citrix
8 2 (1.27%) HP
8 2 (1.27%) LexisNexis
8 2 (1.27%) Sybase
8 2 (1.27%) Teradata
9 1 (0.64%) Avaya
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco
9 1 (0.64%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.64%) hybris
9 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
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