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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 65 69
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.09% 1.96% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.85% 6.00% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 6
Median daily rate £313 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £396 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £610 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £419
% change year-on-year - -4.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

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 390 600 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 28.32% 32.73% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 332 222
Median daily rate £389 £400 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +19.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 16
Median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% +11.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.95 £18.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 7 (26.92%) COBOL
1 7 (26.92%) Unix
1 7 (26.92%) IBM
1 7 (26.92%) JCL
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) CICS
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) DB2
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Finance
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
4 4 (15.38%) Middleware
4 4 (15.38%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) hybris
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) LDAP
5 3 (11.54%) SOA
5 3 (11.54%) Perl
5 3 (11.54%) AIX
5 3 (11.54%) HPUX
5 3 (11.54%) Solaris
5 3 (11.54%) OS/390
5 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) JIRA

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%) CICS
2 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) SNMP
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
General
1 5 (19.23%) Retail
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Billing
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Migration Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Pega Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Operator
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Management Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Splunk Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) EJB
2 2 (7.69%) J2EE
2 2 (7.69%) JMS
2 2 (7.69%) JSP
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) Servlets
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) VSAM
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Unix
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) AIX
4 3 (11.54%) HPUX
4 3 (11.54%) OS/390
4 3 (11.54%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) zOS
6 1 (3.85%) NetWare
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) SOA
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) People Management
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Logistics
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) COBOL
1 7 (26.92%) JCL
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) LINC
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.85%) PMP
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Flume
1 1 (3.85%) RACF
1 1 (3.85%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) IBM BigFix
1 2 (7.69%) Netcool
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) hybris
4 2 (7.69%) CA
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Pega
4 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.85%) Intel
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Splunk
5 1 (3.85%) Unisys
5 1 (3.85%) VMware