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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 58 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 106 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.02% 2.10% 1.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.21% 7.21% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 35 21
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.34 £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-13.77% +28.20%
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
1151 1221 1003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.84% 29.09% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 747 534
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 58 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 £15.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% +36.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £35.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.63%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -2 62 £475 +1.60% 5
Cheshire +31 30 £400 -16.66% 1
Lancashire +16 11 £390 -7.14% 2
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 70 (46.36%) Finance
2 42 (27.81%) Windows
3 41 (27.15%) DB2
4 39 (25.83%) SQL
4 39 (25.83%) CA
5 38 (25.17%) Oracle
5 38 (25.17%) Unix
6 34 (22.52%) AIX
7 33 (21.85%) IBM
8 31 (20.53%) Migration
9 29 (19.21%) Linux
10 25 (16.56%) Active Directory
11 24 (15.89%) Citrix
11 24 (15.89%) Solaris
12 23 (15.23%) HPUX
12 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
13 22 (14.57%) EMC
14 21 (13.91%) DHCP
14 21 (13.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (11.92%) zOS
15 18 (11.92%) SC Cleared
16 16 (10.60%) Middleware
16 16 (10.60%) IBM Mainframe
16 16 (10.60%) Banking
17 13 (8.61%) Java
18 12 (7.95%) COBOL
18 12 (7.95%) ITIL
18 12 (7.95%) Tandem
18 12 (7.95%) Data Centre
19 11 (7.28%) JCL

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 6 (3.97%) CICS
2 3 (1.99%) Apache
3 2 (1.32%) FileNet
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 2 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.32%) SAS
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) BASE24
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.91%) DHCP
2 6 (3.97%) ATM
2 6 (3.97%) Firewall
3 4 (2.65%) FTP
4 3 (1.99%) HTTP
4 3 (1.99%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.32%) DNS
5 2 (1.32%) LDAP
5 2 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.32%) SAN
5 2 (1.32%) SMTP
5 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.32%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.66%) Intranet
6 1 (0.66%) LAN
6 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (27.15%) DB2
2 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.31%) Ingres
4 4 (2.65%) OLTP
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) GIS
5 2 (1.32%) MS Access
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.64%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 70 (46.36%) Finance
2 16 (10.60%) Banking
3 4 (2.65%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Billing
4 2 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (35.76%) Analyst
2 39 (25.83%) Operations Analyst
3 34 (22.52%) Mainframe Analyst
4 33 (21.85%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
5 19 (12.58%) Architect
6 17 (11.26%) DBA
7 15 (9.93%) Developer
8 7 (4.64%) DB2 DBA
8 7 (4.64%) Environment Manager
8 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.97%) AIX Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Mainframe Architect
9 6 (3.97%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.97%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.31%) Mainframe DBA
10 5 (3.31%) Storage Architect
10 5 (3.31%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.60%) Middleware
2 7 (4.64%) J2EE
3 2 (1.32%) HTML
3 2 (1.32%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.32%) ISPF
3 2 (1.32%) SOAP
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.66%) JDBC
4 1 (0.66%) JMS
4 1 (0.66%) JNDI
4 1 (0.66%) JSON
4 1 (0.66%) JSP
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.66%) SAML
4 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.60%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.95%) Tandem
3 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.97%) EMV
5 3 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.32%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.32%) iSeries
6 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) AS400
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Replication
7 1 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.81%) Windows
2 38 (25.17%) Unix
3 34 (22.52%) AIX
4 29 (19.21%) Linux
5 24 (15.89%) Solaris
6 23 (15.23%) HPUX
7 21 (13.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (11.92%) zOS
9 4 (2.65%) MVS
10 1 (0.66%) OS/390
10 1 (0.66%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.53%) Migration
2 12 (7.95%) ITIL
3 11 (7.28%) Service Management
4 10 (6.62%) Project Management
5 7 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (4.64%) Configuration Management
5 7 (4.64%) Demand Forecasting
5 7 (4.64%) Risk Management
6 6 (3.97%) Change Management
6 6 (3.97%) Coaching
6 6 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.97%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (3.97%) Supplier Management
7 5 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.31%) Database Security
7 5 (3.31%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.31%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (3.31%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.83%) SQL
2 13 (8.61%) Java
3 12 (7.95%) COBOL
4 11 (7.28%) JCL
5 4 (2.65%) REXX
6 3 (1.99%) C
6 3 (1.99%) LINC
6 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.32%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.66%) Lua
8 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.99%) RACF
2 3 (1.99%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) CA Endevor
2 2 (1.32%) DameWare
2 2 (1.32%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (1.32%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.32%) zSecure
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 39 (25.83%) CA
2 38 (25.17%) Oracle
3 33 (21.85%) IBM
4 24 (15.89%) Citrix
5 22 (14.57%) EMC
6 7 (4.64%) VMware
7 4 (2.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.99%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.99%) ATG
8 3 (1.99%) HP
8 3 (1.99%) Informatica
8 3 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.99%) Unisys
9 2 (1.32%) Ektron
9 2 (1.32%) Genesys
9 2 (1.32%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (1.32%) LexisNexis
9 2 (1.32%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.32%) SAP
10 1 (0.66%) Sun
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