The table below looks at the statistics for REXX skills 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 REXX over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 130 - 122
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing REXX 18 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% - 0.085%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1182 916 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.21% 30.29% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 535 386
Average daily rate £375 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 37
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.72 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.08% -3.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £41.50 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing REXX across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

REXX Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing REXX across the North West region.

REXX Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing REXX across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

REXX Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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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 REXX within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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 - 9 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 7 £350 -
Cheshire - 2 £400 -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing REXX 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 REXX.

1 23 (95.83%) Mainframe
2 20 (83.33%) IBM
3 14 (58.33%) zOS
3 14 (58.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (54.17%) DB2
5 12 (50.00%) JCL
6 9 (37.50%) ISPF
6 9 (37.50%) Finance
6 9 (37.50%) Banking
7 8 (33.33%) CICS
7 8 (33.33%) UNIX
7 8 (33.33%) SAS
8 7 (29.17%) MQSeries
8 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) COBOL
8 7 (29.17%) Assembly Language
8 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
8 7 (29.17%) Data Analysis
8 7 (29.17%) Migration
8 7 (29.17%) System Testing
8 7 (29.17%) Base SAS
8 7 (29.17%) Data Extraction
8 7 (29.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 6 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
10 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
10 5 (20.83%) QA
10 5 (20.83%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing REXX 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 REXX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (33.33%) CICS
1 8 (33.33%) SAS
2 7 (29.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.17%) RIP
2 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) DB2
2 7 (29.17%) Base SAS
2 7 (29.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (20.83%) OLTP
4 1 (4.17%) Easytrieve
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
1 9 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) SAS Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Programmer
3 5 (20.83%) Designer
4 4 (16.67%) DBA
4 4 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (12.50%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Architect
6 1 (4.17%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) ISPF
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (95.83%) Mainframe
2 14 (58.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (29.17%) Data Extraction
4 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.17%) VSAM
6 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) zOS
2 8 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
1 7 (29.17%) Data Analysis
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
1 7 (29.17%) System Testing
2 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
2 1 (4.17%) Time Management
2 1 (4.17%) People Management
2 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.17%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.17%) Information Security
2 1 (4.17%) Change Management
2 1 (4.17%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) JCL
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) COBOL
2 7 (29.17%) Assembly Language
3 5 (20.83%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) IBM
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (4.17%) Sybase