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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
North West / Manchester
Rank 79 79 57
Rank change year-on-year 0 -22  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 11 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.84% 1.51% 2.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.60% 4.68% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 17
Median daily rate £395 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £328 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £432 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -51.26%  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 423 577 473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 32.36% 32.16% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 332 237
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 15
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +29.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Manchester

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) JCL
4 3 (21.43%) Middleware
4 3 (21.43%) HPUX
4 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) CCIE
5 2 (14.29%) COBOL
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CA
5 2 (14.29%) zOS
5 2 (14.29%) Netcool
5 2 (14.29%) SCOM
5 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 2 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (14.29%) People Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing

Mainframe
Top Related 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 1 (7.14%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.14%) IPsec
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) MPLS
2 1 (7.14%) OSPF
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Operator
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Management Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) HACMP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) AIX
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) HPUX
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Solaris
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 2 (14.29%) People Management
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JCL
1 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) LINC
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCIE
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCDP
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) GPFS
1 1 (7.14%) PowerHA
1 1 (7.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (14.29%) Netcool
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) CA
2 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Intel
3 1 (7.14%) Unisys
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
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