Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mainframes
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 85 48
Rank change year-on-year -25 -37 +19
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 73 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.89% 2.05% 3.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.92% 6.29% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 49 44
Manchester median daily rate £381 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.74% -1.04% +9.71%
10th Percentile £269 £400 £363
90th Percentile £491 £488 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £465
% change year-on-year -10.53% +2.15% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £51.00 -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 889 1160 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 30.28% 32.50% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 751 571
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £175 £256 £214
90th Percentile £600 £538 £518
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 33 39
Manchester median hourly rate £19.25 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.76% +7.41% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.30 £11.20
90th Percentile £41.00 £29.81 £38.01
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £17.34
% change year-on-year +19.40% -3.40% +15.60%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Manchester

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Manchester

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Manchester

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 11 (42.31%) Unix
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
1 11 (42.31%) Banking
2 10 (38.46%) Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Firewall
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) COBOL
5 6 (23.08%) Python
5 6 (23.08%) SNMP
5 6 (23.08%) CICS
5 6 (23.08%) SSH
5 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
5 6 (23.08%) Splunk
5 6 (23.08%) Big Data
5 6 (23.08%) Kafka
5 6 (23.08%) Apache Flume
5 6 (23.08%) Apache Pig
6 5 (19.23%) IBM
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) Finance
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 3 (11.54%) hybris
8 3 (11.54%) Network Security
8 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
8 3 (11.54%) SIEM
8 3 (11.54%) Malware Detection/Protection

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (23.08%) Apache Pig
1 6 (23.08%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) SNMP
2 6 (23.08%) SSH
3 3 (11.54%) LDAP
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (11.54%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (42.31%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Mainframe Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Splunk Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Kafka
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) CESG
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Unix
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) OS/390
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Behavioural Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Coaching
3 3 (11.54%) Data Protection
3 3 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (11.54%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 3 (11.54%) Open Source
3 3 (11.54%) SIEM
3 3 (11.54%) SOA
3 3 (11.54%) Threat Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 6 (23.08%) COBOL
2 6 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) Assembly Language
3 3 (11.54%) JCL
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CISA
1 2 (7.69%) CISM
1 2 (7.69%) CRISC
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Apache Flume
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Splunk
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
3 3 (11.54%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) hybris