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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 93 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 66 101 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 2.28% 1.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.72% 7.46% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 25
Median daily rate £475 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +1.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-13.02% +44.66%
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
1154 1354 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.58% 30.60% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 829 545
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 61
Median hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -15 51 £475 -2.06%
Cheshire +1 7 - - 1
Lancashire +17 6 £381 -7.57%
Merseyside 0 1 £300 -25.00%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 68 (45.64%) Finance
2 41 (27.52%) DB2
3 40 (26.85%) Unix
3 40 (26.85%) Windows
4 39 (26.17%) Oracle
5 38 (25.50%) CA
6 36 (24.16%) SQL
7 35 (23.49%) AIX
8 32 (21.48%) Migration
9 31 (20.81%) IBM
10 30 (20.13%) Linux
11 24 (16.11%) Solaris
11 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
12 23 (15.44%) HPUX
12 23 (15.44%) Active Directory
13 22 (14.77%) EMC
13 22 (14.77%) Citrix
14 21 (14.09%) DHCP
14 21 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
16 17 (11.41%) Banking
17 16 (10.74%) Middleware
17 16 (10.74%) zOS
18 14 (9.40%) IBM Mainframe
18 14 (9.40%) Data Centre
19 13 (8.72%) Service Management
19 13 (8.72%) COBOL
20 12 (8.05%) Java
21 10 (6.71%) SQL Server
21 10 (6.71%) ITIL

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 8 (5.37%) CICS
2 5 (3.36%) SAS
3 3 (2.01%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.68%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.03%) BASE24
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.09%) DHCP
2 6 (4.03%) ATM
2 6 (4.03%) Firewall
3 5 (3.36%) FTP
4 4 (2.68%) HTTP
5 3 (2.01%) SMTP
5 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.34%) LAN
6 2 (1.34%) LDAP
6 2 (1.34%) SAN
6 2 (1.34%) WAN
6 2 (1.34%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.67%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.67%) Intranet
7 1 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (27.52%) DB2
2 10 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.36%) Ingres
4 3 (2.01%) Big Data
4 3 (2.01%) MS Access
5 2 (1.34%) OLTP
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.70%) JIRA
2 3 (2.01%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.01%) Toad
3 2 (1.34%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.67%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.67%) Firebug
4 1 (0.67%) JMeter
4 1 (0.67%) The Grinder
General
1 68 (45.64%) Finance
2 17 (11.41%) Banking
3 6 (4.03%) Retail
4 3 (2.01%) Billing
5 2 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.34%) Legal
5 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (32.89%) Analyst
2 33 (22.15%) Mainframe Analyst
2 33 (22.15%) Operations Analyst
3 32 (21.48%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 20 (13.42%) Architect
5 16 (10.74%) Developer
6 14 (9.40%) DBA
7 8 (5.37%) Environment Manager
8 7 (4.70%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.03%) AIX Architect
9 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Mainframe Architect
9 6 (4.03%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Data Centre Manager
10 5 (3.36%) DB2 DBA
10 5 (3.36%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.36%) Mainframe DBA
10 5 (3.36%) Storage Architect
10 5 (3.36%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.74%) Middleware
2 7 (4.70%) J2EE
3 3 (2.01%) SOAP
3 3 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.34%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.34%) ISPF
5 1 (0.67%) JDBC
5 1 (0.67%) JMS
5 1 (0.67%) JNDI
5 1 (0.67%) JSON
5 1 (0.67%) JSP
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.40%) Data Centre
1 14 (9.40%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (5.37%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.37%) Tandem
3 6 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.03%) EMV
4 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.34%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.34%) iSeries
6 1 (0.67%) AS400
6 1 (0.67%) Clustering
6 1 (0.67%) Replication
6 1 (0.67%) RIA
6 1 (0.67%) Statistics
6 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.85%) Unix
1 40 (26.85%) Windows
2 35 (23.49%) AIX
3 30 (20.13%) Linux
4 24 (16.11%) Solaris
5 23 (15.44%) HPUX
6 21 (14.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (10.74%) zOS
8 4 (2.68%) MVS
9 1 (0.67%) OS/390
9 1 (0.67%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.48%) Migration
2 13 (8.72%) Service Management
3 10 (6.71%) ITIL
3 10 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (6.04%) Project Management
5 8 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (5.37%) Configuration Management
5 8 (5.37%) Demand Forecasting
6 7 (4.70%) Coaching
7 6 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.03%) Supplier Management
8 5 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.36%) Change Management
8 5 (3.36%) Database Security
8 5 (3.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.36%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.68%) Defect Management
9 4 (2.68%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (2.68%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (2.68%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.16%) SQL
2 13 (8.72%) COBOL
3 12 (8.05%) Java
4 8 (5.37%) JCL
5 3 (2.01%) LINC
5 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.67%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.67%) C
6 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.67%) Lua
6 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.67%) HNC
4 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.71%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (15.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.01%) RACF
3 2 (1.34%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.01%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (1.34%) DameWare
2 2 (1.34%) zSecure
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (26.17%) Oracle
2 38 (25.50%) CA
3 31 (20.81%) IBM
4 22 (14.77%) Citrix
4 22 (14.77%) EMC
5 6 (4.03%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.36%) VMware
7 4 (2.68%) HP
8 3 (2.01%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.01%) ATG
8 3 (2.01%) Micro Focus
8 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.01%) Unisys
9 2 (1.34%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.34%) LexisNexis
9 2 (1.34%) SAP
10 1 (0.67%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.67%) Informatica
10 1 (0.67%) Remedy
10 1 (0.67%) Sun