Period
to 22 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 6 months to 22 October 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.

IBM Mainframe
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 792 767 789
Rank change year-on-year -25 +22 -79
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 45 87 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.089% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.27% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 47
England median daily rate £375 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -12.94% -
10th Percentile £213 £247 £250
90th Percentile £488 £526 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £425
% change year-on-year +1.35% -12.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
England median hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.58% -23.49% +27.35%
10th Percentile £18.75 £28.25 £26.13
90th Percentile £20.25 £28.75 £40.88
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -31.58% -23.49% +27.35%

IBM Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30893 32610 34162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.81% 33.39% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20624 21535 22024
England median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.84% +5.36%
10th Percentile £270 £256 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1102 1335
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.10% +0.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.23 £46.03
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +2.70%

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IBM Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in England over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 22 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 13 £300 -40.00%
North of England +66 11 £438 +41.13%
North West +30 8 £450 +20.00%
South East -10 8 £430 -4.44%
South West +8 6 £463 +32.14%
East of England -24 3 £255 -31.54%
Midlands +33 2 £325 +8.33%
Yorkshire +31 2 £425 -
North East +56 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 £325 +8.33%
IBM Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 England region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 45 (100.00%) IBM
1 45 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (42.22%) Finance
3 17 (37.78%) DB2
4 15 (33.33%) COBOL
5 11 (24.44%) JCL
5 11 (24.44%) Banking
6 9 (20.00%) SQL
6 9 (20.00%) CICS
7 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.78%) zOS
8 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (15.56%) Unix
9 6 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
9 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
10 5 (11.11%) VSAM
10 5 (11.11%) Migration
10 5 (11.11%) ISPF
10 5 (11.11%) Project Management
10 5 (11.11%) ITIL
10 5 (11.11%) REXX
11 4 (8.89%) NetWare
11 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
11 4 (8.89%) LAN
11 4 (8.89%) WAN
11 4 (8.89%) Internet
11 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
11 4 (8.89%) AS400
11 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (20.00%) CICS
2 3 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Internet
1 4 (8.89%) LAN
1 4 (8.89%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) DB2
2 3 (6.67%) Adabas
3 2 (4.44%) MS Access
4 1 (2.22%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.22%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.44%) Toad
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 11 (24.44%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Front Office
4 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Danish Language
5 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) DB2 DBA
3 6 (13.33%) DBA
3 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Asset Management Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (11.11%) VSAM
3 4 (8.89%) AS400
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.44%) RIA
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) zOS
2 7 (15.56%) Unix
3 4 (8.89%) NetWare
4 3 (6.67%) OS/390
5 1 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) HPUX
5 1 (2.22%) MVS
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.33%) Defect Management
3 5 (11.11%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Line Management
4 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.67%) Database Tuning
5 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (4.44%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Security Management
6 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (33.33%) COBOL
2 11 (24.44%) JCL
3 9 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) REXX
5 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.22%) NATURAL
6 1 (2.22%) PL/1
6 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) GDPR
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.44%) RACF
3 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (4.44%) MAINVIEW
2 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.44%) zSecure
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) IBM
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Lotus
4 2 (4.44%) BMC
4 2 (4.44%) EMC
4 2 (4.44%) Unisys
4 2 (4.44%) Veritas
5 1 (2.22%) CA
5 1 (2.22%) Guidewire