Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 175 100
Rank change year-on-year +17 -75 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 41 40 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.68% 1.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.66% 2.13% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 87
North West median daily rate £425 £483 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.92% +10.92% +15.23%
10th Percentile £298 £298 £347
90th Percentile £574 £556 £645
England median daily rate £463 £423 £463
% change year-on-year +9.47% -8.65% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £51.00 -
England median hourly rate £18.75 £36.14 £25.75
% change year-on-year -48.12% +40.35% -10.43%

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 1,544 1,882 2,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.17% 32.07% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 1,211 1,466
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.95% +13.21%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £211
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 98 119
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -14.47% +17.57%
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £60.93 £43.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +8 19 £425 - 3
Manchester +22 18 £445 - 2
Merseyside +12 2 - -
Lancashire 0 2 £385 -23.00%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 (41.46%) IBM
2 16 (39.02%) Middleware
3 15 (36.59%) Unix
4 14 (34.15%) Windows
5 12 (29.27%) Banking
6 11 (26.83%) Linux
7 10 (24.39%) Finance
7 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (21.95%) Change Management
8 9 (21.95%) Java
8 9 (21.95%) ITIL
9 8 (19.51%) AIX
9 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
9 8 (19.51%) JCL
9 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
9 8 (19.51%) Time Sharing Option
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (17.07%) COBOL
10 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (17.07%) ISPF
11 6 (14.63%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (14.63%) .NET
11 6 (14.63%) Client/Server
11 6 (14.63%) ERP
11 6 (14.63%) CICS
11 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
12 5 (12.20%) Identity Access Management
12 5 (12.20%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (12.20%) FTP
12 5 (12.20%) SQL

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 (14.63%) CICS
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.88%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Gentran
5 1 (2.44%) JBoss
5 1 (2.44%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) FTP
2 3 (7.32%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) SSL
4 1 (2.44%) ATM
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) SNMP
4 1 (2.44%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) DB2
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) GIS
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Rational Rose
2 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) SilkTest
2 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 12 (29.27%) Banking
2 10 (24.39%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
1 7 (17.07%) Developer
2 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 4 (9.76%) Consultant
3 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Technician
3 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Programme Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Leader
4 3 (7.32%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Designer
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Test Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) Middleware
2 7 (17.07%) ISPF
3 6 (14.63%) .NET
4 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.88%) REST
5 2 (4.88%) SOAP
5 2 (4.88%) Web Services
6 1 (2.44%) Ajax
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.44%) HTML
6 1 (2.44%) Kafka
6 1 (2.44%) LDAP
6 1 (2.44%) WCF
6 1 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.63%) Client/Server
2 6 (14.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.44%) CESG
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.44%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) Unix
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 11 (26.83%) Linux
4 8 (19.51%) AIX
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.88%) MVS
6 1 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Change Management
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) ERP
3 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.20%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Metrics
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) Coaching
5 4 (9.76%) CRM
5 4 (9.76%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.76%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.32%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) SSADM
6 3 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (7.32%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.32%) UML
6 3 (7.32%) Yourdon
6 3 (7.32%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Java
2 8 (19.51%) JCL
2 8 (19.51%) Shell Script
3 7 (17.07%) COBOL
4 5 (12.20%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) PL/1
6 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) CISA
3 1 (2.44%) CISM
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.44%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) PowerBroker
1 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) IBM
2 3 (7.32%) Casewise
3 2 (4.88%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (4.88%) Remedy
3 2 (4.88%) Syncsort
4 1 (2.44%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.44%) Google
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk
4 1 (2.44%) Twitter