The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM 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 IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Mainframe
England / North West
Rank 132 142 123
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 1 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% 0.40% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 1.26% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 14
Median daily rate £613 £400 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.12% +34.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+38.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
784 1192 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.83% 31.99% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 688 521
Median daily rate £398 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 57 40
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IBM 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 IBM Mainframe across the North West region.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IBM 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 IBM Mainframe across the North West region.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) COBOL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Tandem
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Blog
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Terraform
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Native
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) EMV
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

IBM 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) BASE24 Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DB2 Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior COBOL Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Tandem
3 1 (33.33%) Blog
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Native
3 1 (33.33%) EMV
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Coaching
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM