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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 150 149 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -36
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 5 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.18% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.67% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Median daily rate £500 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £425 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £394 £400
% change year-on-year
-23.80% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +28.20%
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
1191 1049 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.67% 27.40% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 608 485
Median daily rate £400 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 48 61
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +5.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2016.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 -11 4 £550 +18.91%
Lancashire - 1 £300 -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (100.00%) IBM
1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (73.68%) Finance
3 12 (63.16%) Java
4 11 (57.89%) CICS
5 10 (52.63%) COBOL
5 10 (52.63%) SQL
5 10 (52.63%) J2EE
5 10 (52.63%) Project Management
6 9 (47.37%) DB2
7 8 (42.11%) Oracle
7 8 (42.11%) JSP
7 8 (42.11%) JMS
7 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
7 8 (42.11%) SDLC
8 7 (36.84%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (36.84%) Subversion
8 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
8 7 (36.84%) Chordiant
8 7 (36.84%) WSDL
8 7 (36.84%) ClearCase
8 7 (36.84%) JBoss
8 7 (36.84%) RUP
8 7 (36.84%) Assembly Language
8 7 (36.84%) PMI
8 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
8 7 (36.84%) Servlets
8 7 (36.84%) Struts
8 7 (36.84%) Web Services

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 11 (57.89%) CICS
2 7 (36.84%) JBoss
2 7 (36.84%) WebLogic
2 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ATM
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) GIS
2 2 (10.53%) OLTP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) ClearCase
1 7 (36.84%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) GIS Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Management Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) J2EE
2 8 (42.11%) JMS
2 8 (42.11%) JSP
3 7 (36.84%) EJB
3 7 (36.84%) Hibernate
3 7 (36.84%) Servlets
3 7 (36.84%) Struts
3 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) WSDL
3 7 (36.84%) XML
3 7 (36.84%) XSD
4 2 (10.53%) Middleware
5 1 (5.26%) JDBC
5 1 (5.26%) JNDI
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (36.84%) PMI
3 4 (21.05%) Tandem
4 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
5 2 (10.53%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) zOS
3 2 (10.53%) MVS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) SDLC
2 8 (42.11%) Waterfall
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) CMMI
3 7 (36.84%) PRINCE
3 7 (36.84%) PRINCE2
3 7 (36.84%) RUP
3 7 (36.84%) Service Management
4 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) BDD
4 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.53%) Coaching
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
5 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) COBOL
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Assembly Language
3 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) JCL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) PMI Certification
2 5 (26.32%) Sun Certification
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) RACF
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) IBM
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Chordiant
4 5 (26.32%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) CA
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica