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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 82 86 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 55 46 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.56% 2.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.96% 6.05% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 37
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£450 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £226 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
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
923 760 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.03% 25.69% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 392 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 89
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.52 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +9 41 £463 +15.62% 7
Lancashire -15 7 £288 - 2
Cheshire -3 3 £475 +98.74% 1
Merseyside - 1 £265 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (52.59%) Finance
2 43 (37.07%) IBM
3 37 (31.90%) IBM Mainframe
4 34 (29.31%) Oracle
5 29 (25.00%) UNIX
6 27 (23.28%) Windows
7 23 (19.83%) Banking
8 22 (18.97%) DB2
9 17 (14.66%) Migration
9 17 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (14.66%) Telecoms
9 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
10 16 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (13.79%) Middleware
10 16 (13.79%) Web Services
11 15 (12.93%) AIX
11 15 (12.93%) CICS
11 15 (12.93%) Retail
11 15 (12.93%) WebCenter
12 14 (12.07%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.21%) Linux
14 12 (10.34%) Information Security
14 12 (10.34%) Management Information System
15 11 (9.48%) COBOL
16 10 (8.62%) Project Management
16 10 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
17 9 (7.76%) Intel
18 8 (6.90%) SOA
18 8 (6.90%) Solaris
18 8 (6.90%) DOM

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (12.93%) CICS
2 7 (6.03%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.72%) Apache
3 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.72%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.72%) SAS
4 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Project
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) LAN
1 6 (5.17%) WAN
1 6 (5.17%) LDAP
1 6 (5.17%) Firewall
2 5 (4.31%) FTP
3 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.72%) HTTP
4 2 (1.72%) APPN
5 1 (0.86%) DMZ
5 1 (0.86%) ATM
5 1 (0.86%) SMS
5 1 (0.86%) SNA
5 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.97%) DB2
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.59%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.72%) Adabas
5 2 (1.72%) DataStage
6 1 (0.86%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.86%) OLAP
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.86%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Toad
1 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
1 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.86%) JIRA
1 1 (0.86%) Selenium
General
1 61 (52.59%) Finance
2 23 (19.83%) Banking
3 17 (14.66%) Telecoms
4 15 (12.93%) Retail
5 8 (6.90%) Front Office
5 8 (6.90%) Back Office
6 5 (4.31%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (19.83%) Architect
2 21 (18.10%) Project Manager
3 19 (16.38%) Analyst
4 17 (14.66%) Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Portal Developer
6 12 (10.34%) Oracle Portal Developer
6 12 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.03%) Web Developer
9 5 (4.31%) IT Auditor
9 5 (4.31%) Consultant
9 5 (4.31%) Auditor
9 5 (4.31%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Risk Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
10 4 (3.45%) Senior Project Manager
10 4 (3.45%) Designer
10 4 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.79%) Middleware
1 16 (13.79%) Web Services
2 15 (12.93%) WebCenter
3 8 (6.90%) DOM
4 5 (4.31%) .NET
5 4 (3.45%) JNDI
5 4 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.45%) JMS
5 4 (3.45%) JDBC
5 4 (3.45%) JSP
5 4 (3.45%) J2EE
6 2 (1.72%) ISPF
6 2 (1.72%) APPC
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.86%) XML
7 1 (0.86%) SOAP
7 1 (0.86%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.03%) Economics
4 6 (5.17%) PMI
5 5 (4.31%) PKI
6 4 (3.45%) VSAM
7 3 (2.59%) AS400
8 2 (1.72%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.72%) Tandem
8 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.72%) iSeries
9 1 (0.86%) Replication
9 1 (0.86%) DataPower
9 1 (0.86%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.00%) UNIX
2 27 (23.28%) Windows
3 15 (12.93%) AIX
4 13 (11.21%) Linux
5 8 (6.90%) Solaris
6 7 (6.03%) HPUX
7 3 (2.59%) MVS
8 2 (1.72%) i5/OS
8 2 (1.72%) OS/400
8 2 (1.72%) zOS
9 1 (0.86%) SUSE
9 1 (0.86%) OS/390
9 1 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.66%) Migration
1 17 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.07%) PRINCE2
4 12 (10.34%) Information Security
5 10 (8.62%) Project Management
5 10 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (6.90%) SOA
7 7 (6.03%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.17%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (5.17%) ETL
9 3 (2.59%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.59%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (2.59%) Database Security
9 3 (2.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (1.72%) Test Management
10 2 (1.72%) Software Engineering
10 2 (1.72%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (1.72%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (1.72%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.48%) COBOL
2 8 (6.90%) JCL
3 7 (6.03%) Java
4 6 (5.17%) SQL
5 4 (3.45%) C
6 2 (1.72%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.72%) RPG
7 1 (0.86%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.86%) VB
7 1 (0.86%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 17 (14.66%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) PMP
3 6 (5.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.72%) Degree
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.86%) ISEB
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.59%) Control-M
3 2 (1.72%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.72%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.86%) Foglight
4 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.86%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.86%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 43 (37.07%) IBM
2 34 (29.31%) Oracle
3 9 (7.76%) Intel
4 7 (6.03%) HP
5 6 (5.17%) CA
6 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.45%) Sun
7 4 (3.45%) Teradata
8 3 (2.59%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.72%) Endeca
9 2 (1.72%) Syncsort
9 2 (1.72%) Sybase
9 2 (1.72%) FatWire
10 1 (0.86%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.86%) VMware
10 1 (0.86%) JBoss
10 1 (0.86%) Citrix
10 1 (0.86%) F5
10 1 (0.86%) Tumbleweed
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