Period
to 23 March 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 6 months to 23 March 2019 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
UK
6 months to
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 845 856 791
Rank change year-on-year +11 -65 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 32 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.036% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 16
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £280 £175 £313
90th Percentile £675 £538 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £16.86 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -43.80% +15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.86 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -43.80% +15.38%

IBM 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31,851 34,031 30,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.70% 33.32% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,934 22,539 19,850
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £664 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1,033 1,102
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.79 £19.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +9.65% -5.37%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.65 £11.26
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.85 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.87 £21.01 £18.00
% change year-on-year -10.19% +16.72% -14.29%

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IBM Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe over the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 6 months to 23 March 2019. 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
England +44 32 £425 +9.68% 1
UK excluding London +5 23 £413 +3.13% 1
North of England -10 12 £406 -7.14% 1
North West +3 10 £400 -11.11%
London +38 9 £575 +240.74%
South East -1 5 £404 +7.67%
South West -20 3 £558 -5.11%
East Midlands +17 2 £280 -27.74%
Midlands -4 2 £280 -27.74%
East of England +14 1 £425 -
Yorkshire +7 1 £413 -2.94% 1
North East +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 32 (100.00%) IBM
1 32 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (53.13%) DB2
3 15 (46.88%) CICS
4 13 (40.63%) JCL
5 11 (34.38%) COBOL
6 10 (31.25%) Finance
7 9 (28.13%) Migration
7 9 (28.13%) Time Sharing Option
8 8 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (25.00%) Unix
9 7 (21.88%) VSAM
10 5 (15.63%) Windows
10 5 (15.63%) Linux
11 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
11 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
11 3 (9.38%) ISPF
11 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (9.38%) Control-M
11 3 (9.38%) RACF
11 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
11 3 (9.38%) zOS
11 3 (9.38%) SQL
11 3 (9.38%) Privileged Access Management
11 3 (9.38%) CA Endevor
12 2 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
12 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (6.25%) Test Management
12 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (46.88%) CICS
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SMTP
1 1 (3.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) German Language
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
2 7 (21.88%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Architect
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 3 (9.38%) Mainframe Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Operator
7 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Specialist
7 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Integration Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) ISPF
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (21.88%) VSAM
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) zOS
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) MVS
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.38%) Privileged Access Management
3 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.25%) EAI
4 2 (6.25%) ERP
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Test Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Kanban
5 1 (3.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) JCL
2 11 (34.38%) COBOL
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) CA Endevor
1 3 (9.38%) Control-M
2 2 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (3.13%) HP ALM
3 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) MKS
3 1 (3.13%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) JDA
3 1 (3.13%) NetApp
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) Remedy