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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Mainframe
England / North West
Rank - 146 123
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 0 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.28% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.88% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 13
Median daily rate - £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £303
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +23.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 -

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
809 1256 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.85% 32.01% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 704 506
Median daily rate £380 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £208 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.13 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 6 (100.00%) COBOL
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) EMV
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) BASE24
2 5 (83.33%) Tandem
2 5 (83.33%) Supplier Management
2 5 (83.33%) Coaching
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) CICS
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere

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 (16.67%) CICS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) BASE24 Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) BASE24 Support
2 4 (66.67%) Support Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Support
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) EMV
2 5 (83.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (83.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Coaching
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
1 5 (83.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) COBOL
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JCL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM