Period
to 17 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 6 months to 17 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 220 218
Rank change year-on-year +22 -2 -56
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 6 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.10% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.31% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 17
North West median daily rate £450 £310 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -30.34% +4.71%
10th Percentile £288 £295 £413
90th Percentile £503 £325 £521
England median daily rate £375 £375 £428
% change year-on-year - -12.28% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £28.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -22.97% +26.50%

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1674 2272 2380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.26% 32.76% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1447 1406
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 88 111
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £17.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -3.40% +15.60%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.34 £45.72 £45.75
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.67 £19.03
% change year-on-year -0.82% +8.62% +5.72%

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IBM Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Mainframe in the North West

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe 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 6 months to 17 November 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
Manchester +10 4 £463 -
Lancashire +16 1 £450 +45.16%
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 1
IBM Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) CICS
2 3 (50.00%) COBOL
3 2 (33.33%) zOS
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) Business Development
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (16.67%) VSAM
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) Blockchain
4 1 (16.67%) JCL

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring 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 3 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Blockchain
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Development
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM