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 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Mainframe
England / North West
Rank 126 144 122
Rank change year-on-year +18 -22  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 6 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.36% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 1.13% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 20
Median daily rate £400 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £354 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £425 £550
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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 829 1237 1083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.11% 32.23% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 740 572
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 55 67
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £49.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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 +10 2 £363 -9.37%
Lancashire +18 1 £350 +7.69%
Merseyside - 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) COBOL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Tandem
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) JCL
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) Blog
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (33.33%) Terraform
4 2 (33.33%) Cloud Native
4 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) VSAM
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) Replication
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) OpenView

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 1 (16.67%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Operator
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Blog
2 2 (33.33%) Cloud Native
2 2 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Tandem
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Terraform
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Intel
2 1 (16.67%) VMware