Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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.

Mainframes
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 115 88
Rank change year-on-year -39 -27 +25
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 52 124 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.91% 1.81% 2.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.13% 5.55% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 71 80
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £278 £356 £361
90th Percentile £488 £525 £633
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £51.00 -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.38
% change year-on-year -15.12% +22.84% -0.47%

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 1663 2233 2404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.16% 32.67% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1428 1427
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 88 110
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.30 £11.48
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.83 £46.29
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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 -31 26 £381 -19.74% 2
Cheshire -13 15 £413 +3.19% 2
Lancashire +10 10 £400 +3.23%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Mainframe.

1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) Unix
3 18 (34.62%) Linux
4 17 (32.69%) IBM
5 15 (28.85%) Banking
6 14 (26.92%) Middleware
7 10 (19.23%) Migration
8 9 (17.31%) Firewall
8 9 (17.31%) Finance
8 9 (17.31%) DB2
9 8 (15.38%) AIX
9 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 8 (15.38%) Change Management
10 7 (13.46%) CICS
10 7 (13.46%) ITIL
10 7 (13.46%) COBOL
10 7 (13.46%) SQL
10 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
11 6 (11.54%) Splunk
11 6 (11.54%) Kafka
11 6 (11.54%) Apache Flume
11 6 (11.54%) Apache Pig
11 6 (11.54%) Big Data
11 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
11 6 (11.54%) Python
11 6 (11.54%) SNMP
11 6 (11.54%) JCL
11 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (11.54%) SSH

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 7 (13.46%) CICS
2 6 (11.54%) Apache Pig
3 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.85%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 6 (11.54%) SNMP
2 6 (11.54%) SSH
3 3 (5.77%) LDAP
3 3 (5.77%) Network Security
3 3 (5.77%) SSL
4 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.92%) FTP
5 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) DB2
2 6 (11.54%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (28.85%) Banking
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Consultant
2 6 (11.54%) DB2 DBA
2 6 (11.54%) DBA
2 6 (11.54%) Mainframe Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 6 (11.54%) Test Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Splunk Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (3.85%) IT Risk Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) Middleware
2 6 (11.54%) Kafka
3 2 (3.85%) ISPF
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (7.69%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) CESG
5 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.92%) AS400
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) Unix
3 18 (34.62%) Linux
4 8 (15.38%) AIX
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.77%) HPUX
6 3 (5.77%) OS/390
6 3 (5.77%) Solaris
6 3 (5.77%) zOS
7 1 (1.92%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Migration
2 8 (15.38%) Change Management
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.69%) Coaching
6 4 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.69%) SOA
7 3 (5.77%) Behavioural Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.77%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (5.77%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.77%) Open Source
7 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.77%) SIEM
7 3 (5.77%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) COBOL
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 6 (11.54%) JCL
2 6 (11.54%) Python
3 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) CISA
2 2 (3.85%) CISM
2 2 (3.85%) CRISC
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) Apache Flume
3 3 (5.77%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) PowerBroker
1 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) IBM
2 6 (11.54%) Splunk
3 4 (7.69%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (5.77%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) hybris
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) CyberArk
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.92%) Unisys