Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 202 211
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +9
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 14 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.075% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
North West median daily rate £413 £463 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +49.19% -30.34%
10th Percentile £363 £381 £295
90th Percentile £450 £509 £325
England median daily rate £450 £375 £381
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.64% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 1,535 1,554 2,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.33% 29.05% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 971 1,296
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £186 £234
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 91 86
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +31.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.89 £11.13
90th Percentile £48.85 £57.50 £46.13
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.55% +2.56%

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 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 21 January 2019. 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
Cheshire +12 12 £400 +6.67% 1
Manchester -14 2 £425 -10.47%
IBM Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 14 (100.00%) IBM
1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (57.14%) CICS
2 8 (57.14%) JCL
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
3 7 (50.00%) DB2
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) COBOL
4 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) VSAM
4 6 (42.86%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) XML Messaging
5 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) XML

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 8 (57.14%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) COBOL Developer
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) IT Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) IT Security Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (42.86%) VSAM
3 2 (14.29%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
1 6 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
2 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) OOP
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) JCL
2 6 (42.86%) COBOL
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 6 (42.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle