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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 75 101 69
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -32
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 82 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 1.23% 2.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.23% 4.56% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 17
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£440 £420 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +38.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +9.00%
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
1134 855 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.35% 27.01% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 445 305
Average daily rate £400 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 76 59
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £44.70 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +13 38 £450 - 1
Lancashire +18 20 £379 +28.93% 2
Cheshire -4 10 £400 -4.76% 4
Merseyside -15 4 £350 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 70 (52.24%) Finance
2 61 (45.52%) IBM
3 58 (43.28%) UNIX
4 46 (34.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 40 (29.85%) DB2
6 35 (26.12%) Banking
7 28 (20.90%) Migration
8 24 (17.91%) CICS
8 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (16.42%) SAS
9 22 (16.42%) COBOL
10 20 (14.93%) JCL
11 19 (14.18%) REXX
12 18 (13.43%) Base SAS
12 18 (13.43%) Data Extraction
12 18 (13.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
14 16 (11.94%) SQL
14 16 (11.94%) Middleware
15 15 (11.19%) PL/1
16 14 (10.45%) Oracle
16 14 (10.45%) Windows
17 13 (9.70%) Linux
17 13 (9.70%) System Testing
17 13 (9.70%) Data Analysis
18 12 (8.96%) Syncsort
18 12 (8.96%) zOS
19 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
19 11 (8.21%) Telecoms
19 11 (8.21%) IMS/DB

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 24 (17.91%) CICS
2 22 (16.42%) SAS
3 9 (6.72%) MQSeries
4 5 (3.73%) Exstream Dialogue
5 3 (2.24%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.49%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.75%) TPMS
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Project
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.49%) LDAP
2 2 (1.49%) ATM
2 2 (1.49%) Firewall
2 2 (1.49%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.75%) RIP
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (29.85%) DB2
2 18 (13.43%) Base SAS
2 18 (13.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 11 (8.21%) IMS/DB
4 6 (4.48%) DataStage
5 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.49%) OLTP
7 2 (1.49%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.75%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (1.49%) JIRA
1 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 70 (52.24%) Finance
2 35 (26.12%) Banking
3 11 (8.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.24%) Retail
5 2 (1.49%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (23.13%) Developer
2 30 (22.39%) Architect
3 18 (13.43%) Analyst
4 16 (11.94%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.21%) Mainframe Developer
5 11 (8.21%) Designer
6 10 (7.46%) SAS Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Programmer
7 9 (6.72%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.97%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Technical Design Leader
10 6 (4.48%) Lead Architect
10 6 (4.48%) Mainframe Programmer
11 5 (3.73%) Analyst Programmer
12 4 (2.99%) DBA
12 4 (2.99%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.99%) Consultant
12 4 (2.99%) Data Architect
12 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.94%) Middleware
2 9 (6.72%) ISPF
2 9 (6.72%) .NET
2 9 (6.72%) XML
3 6 (4.48%) JMS
3 6 (4.48%) J2EE
3 6 (4.48%) JDBC
3 6 (4.48%) JSP
3 6 (4.48%) JNDI
4 3 (2.24%) Entity Framework
4 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.24%) jQuery
5 2 (1.49%) SOAP
6 1 (0.75%) Web Services
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (34.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 18 (13.43%) Data Extraction
3 10 (7.46%) VSAM
4 7 (5.22%) BYOD
5 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.24%) Open Source
7 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.49%) PKI
7 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.49%) Replication
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 58 (43.28%) UNIX
2 14 (10.45%) Windows
3 13 (9.70%) Linux
4 12 (8.96%) zOS
5 10 (7.46%) VME
6 8 (5.97%) AIX
6 8 (5.97%) Solaris
7 5 (3.73%) MVS
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.75%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.90%) Migration
2 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.70%) Data Analysis
3 13 (9.70%) System Testing
4 10 (7.46%) Release Management
4 10 (7.46%) Configuration Management
4 10 (7.46%) Project Management
5 9 (6.72%) ITIL
6 8 (5.97%) Agile Project Management
7 6 (4.48%) Data Architecture
7 6 (4.48%) Waterfall
7 6 (4.48%) Supplier Management
8 5 (3.73%) Project Planning
8 5 (3.73%) ETL
8 5 (3.73%) Security Management
9 4 (2.99%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.99%) Validation
9 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2
10 3 (2.24%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.42%) COBOL
2 20 (14.93%) JCL
3 19 (14.18%) REXX
4 16 (11.94%) SQL
5 15 (11.19%) PL/1
6 8 (5.97%) Assembly Language
6 8 (5.97%) Java
7 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.24%) C#
7 3 (2.24%) Scala
8 2 (1.49%) C
8 2 (1.49%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.75%) Caml Language
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.22%) Degree
3 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (0.75%) RACF
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.24%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.49%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 61 (45.52%) IBM
2 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.45%) Oracle
4 12 (8.96%) Syncsort
5 10 (7.46%) CA
6 9 (6.72%) Aquila
7 6 (4.48%) HP
8 2 (1.49%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.49%) Apple
8 2 (1.49%) ICL
8 2 (1.49%) Actimize
8 2 (1.49%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.75%) Google
9 1 (0.75%) Symantec
9 1 (0.75%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.75%) VMware
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