Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 107 109
Rank change year-on-year -67 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 38 84 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 1.54% 1.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.11% 4.51% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 85
North West median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -2.68%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £311
90th Percentile £593 £551 £525
England median daily rate £450 £421 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% -0.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £19.50 -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £31.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +43.55% +10.71% -29.11%

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 1,797 1,863 2,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.84% 34.09% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,053 1,098 1,527
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £254 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 128 118
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.09 £18.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.56% -4.13% +12.88%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.25 £11.29
90th Percentile £54.10 £50.10 £47.39
England median hourly rate £23.00 £19.66 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.99% -6.38% +16.67%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -20 15 £450 +9.09% 3
Manchester -33 14 £413 +13.79% 2
Merseyside +21 5 £380 -
Lancashire -36 2 £385 -9.41%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 14 (36.84%) IBM
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Unix
3 11 (28.95%) Windows
4 10 (26.32%) Migration
5 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.68%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (23.68%) Java
5 9 (23.68%) JCL
5 9 (23.68%) Middleware
6 8 (21.05%) COBOL
6 8 (21.05%) Change Management
6 8 (21.05%) Time Sharing Option
7 7 (18.42%) AIX
7 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
7 7 (18.42%) ITIL
7 7 (18.42%) Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 6 (15.79%) ERP
8 6 (15.79%) SQL
8 6 (15.79%) Banking
8 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.16%) DevOps
9 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
9 5 (13.16%) Retail
9 5 (13.16%) ISPF
9 5 (13.16%) Linux
9 5 (13.16%) Client/Server

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 5 (13.16%) CICS
2 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.63%) CMS
4 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) FTP
2 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.26%) ATM
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Rational Rose
2 2 (5.26%) SilkTest
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Analyst
1 6 (15.79%) Developer
1 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.53%) Architect
3 3 (7.89%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Technician
3 3 (7.89%) Lead Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (5.26%) COBOL Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Designer
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Migration Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) Middleware
2 6 (15.79%) .NET
3 5 (13.16%) ISPF
4 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) WCF
5 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.89%) VSAM
5 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Unix
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) AIX
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.89%) MVS
6 1 (2.63%) OS/390
6 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Migration
2 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.05%) Change Management
4 7 (18.42%) ITIL
4 7 (18.42%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) ERP
5 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (13.16%) DevOps
6 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
7 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 4 (10.53%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
7 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.89%) Yourdon
8 3 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
1 9 (23.68%) JCL
2 8 (21.05%) COBOL
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) PL/1
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) C#
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.53%) Remedy
3 3 (7.89%) Casewise
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Syncsort
5 1 (2.63%) Google
5 1 (2.63%) hybris
5 1 (2.63%) Twitter