The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

IBM Mainframe
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 136 139
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.51% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £370 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £379
% change year-on-year +10.76% -14.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year -31.57% -  

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 South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 717 785 767
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.41% 26.59% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 527 528
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the South West

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the South West