Period
to 18 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 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.

Mainframes
England > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 158 140
Rank change year-on-year -27 -18 -46
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 47 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.83% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.56% 2.85% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 52
North West median daily rate £400 £444 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.86% -6.58% -
10th Percentile £363 £296 £357
90th Percentile £525 £509 £525
England median daily rate £440 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £51.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £32.40
% change year-on-year -14.67% -42.13% +22.84%

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 1,665 1,648 2,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.61% 28.93% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1,057 1,362
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £210 £200 £230
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 87 90
North West median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +15.86% +0.69%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.47 £11.48
90th Percentile £48.50 £56.00 £45.27
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the North West

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 Mainframe in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the North West

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the North West over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in the North West

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 Mainframe in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the North West

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 Mainframe within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 -1 12 £375 -10.45% 2
Manchester -30 12 £425 -4.17% 3
Merseyside - 2 - -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Mainframe.

1 17 (65.38%) Unix
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) IBM
4 12 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (38.46%) JCL
6 8 (30.77%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (23.08%) DB2
7 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 6 (23.08%) CICS
7 6 (23.08%) zOS
7 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
7 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) Banking
8 5 (19.23%) CA
8 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) Remedy
9 4 (15.38%) COBOL
9 4 (15.38%) VSAM
9 4 (15.38%) ISPF
9 4 (15.38%) Migration
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.54%) Java
10 3 (11.54%) SQL
10 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
11 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (7.69%) Gherkin

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 6 (23.08%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (19.23%) Banking
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) IT Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) SAS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) ISPF
2 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) COM
3 1 (3.85%) JMS
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 4 (15.38%) VSAM
4 2 (7.69%) iSeries
4 2 (7.69%) SWIFT
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.85%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Unix
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) zOS
4 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Risk Management
2 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (3.85%) Analytics
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) JCL
2 4 (15.38%) COBOL
3 3 (11.54%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) CA
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Remedy
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Blue Prism