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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 148 150 122
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 7 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.40% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 1.31% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 9
Median daily rate £310 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.73% +2.35%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
IBM Mainframe
England

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
1154 1377 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.47% 30.63% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 837 541
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 60
Median hourly rate £15.13 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.97% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 6 - -
Lancashire - 1 £310 -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) IBM
1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (71.43%) Java
3 9 (64.29%) Finance
4 8 (57.14%) COBOL
5 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (50.00%) J2EE
5 7 (50.00%) Project Management
6 6 (42.86%) EMV
6 6 (42.86%) Unix
6 6 (42.86%) ATM
6 6 (42.86%) Tandem
6 6 (42.86%) BASE24
6 6 (42.86%) Coaching
6 6 (42.86%) Supplier Management
6 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (35.71%) CICS
8 3 (21.43%) zOS
8 3 (21.43%) DB2
9 2 (14.29%) OLTP
9 2 (14.29%) MVS
9 2 (14.29%) JCL
9 2 (14.29%) Middleware
9 2 (14.29%) Retail
10 1 (7.14%) JNDI
10 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
10 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (7.14%) SDLC

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 5 (35.71%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) ATM
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) OLTP
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Support
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
5 1 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) DB2 Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Management Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) JDBC
3 1 (7.14%) JMS
3 1 (7.14%) JNDI
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (42.86%) EMV
2 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (42.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) zOS
3 2 (14.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Coaching
2 6 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) COBOL
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) CA
2 1 (7.14%) Informatica
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle