The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 30 March 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 99 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 2 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.17% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.54% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
Median daily rate £363 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £400 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £445
% change year-on-year +3.33% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year +55.84% -  

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

Generic IT Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 425 558 470
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 32.10% 31.05% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 325 236
Median daily rate £374 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.51% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 17
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% +6.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.36 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in Manchester

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in Manchester

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VSAM
2 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) OpenView
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Intel
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) HPUX
2 1 (50.00%) SLA

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (50.00%) CICS
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Operator
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Intel
2 1 (50.00%) VMware