Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 794 808
Rank change year-on-year -52 +14 -52
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 43 92 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.087% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 52
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.54% +4.52%
10th Percentile £173 £240 £279
90th Percentile £524 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £373 £425
% change year-on-year +14.09% -12.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.97% +26.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year - -22.97% +26.50%

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 34307 34966 37326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.60% 33.09% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22763 22959 23716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1201 1466
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.06 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +10.53% +8.57%

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 18 November 2017.

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 13 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 18 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
England 0 41 £375 - 2
UK excluding London -16 28 £425 +14.09% 3
London -2 12 £288 -39.47%
North of England +46 8 £450 +20.00% 2
South East -12 8 £430 -
North West +26 6 £450 +45.16% 1
South West +13 6 £463 +32.14%
East of England -20 3 £255 -31.54%
Midlands +24 2 £325 -
North East +50 1 - -
Yorkshire +21 1 £425 +61.90% 1
East Midlands +5 1 £325 -
Scotland -3 1 £600 +15.38% 1

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 43 (100.00%) IBM
1 43 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (46.51%) Finance
3 18 (41.86%) DB2
4 14 (32.56%) COBOL
5 10 (23.26%) JCL
5 10 (23.26%) SQL
6 9 (20.93%) CICS
6 9 (20.93%) Banking
7 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (18.60%) zOS
8 6 (13.95%) Time Sharing Option
8 6 (13.95%) Defect Management
9 5 (11.63%) Migration
9 5 (11.63%) VSAM
9 5 (11.63%) ISPF
9 5 (11.63%) REXX
9 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (11.63%) ITIL
9 5 (11.63%) Unix
10 4 (9.30%) LAN
10 4 (9.30%) WAN
10 4 (9.30%) NetWare
10 4 (9.30%) Internet
10 4 (9.30%) Project Management
10 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
10 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (9.30%) Line Management
11 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring

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 9 (20.93%) CICS
2 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Internet
1 4 (9.30%) LAN
1 4 (9.30%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) DB2
2 3 (6.98%) Adabas
2 3 (6.98%) MS Access
3 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) OLAP
3 1 (2.33%) OLTP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) QlikView
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.65%) Toad
3 1 (2.33%) ERwin
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Danish Language
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) DBA
4 6 (13.95%) DB2 DBA
5 5 (11.63%) COBOL Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Mainframe Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
6 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Mainframe Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) DB2 Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) IT Support
8 2 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (11.63%) VSAM
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) AS400
3 2 (4.65%) RIA
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) zOS
2 5 (11.63%) Unix
3 4 (9.30%) NetWare
4 1 (2.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.33%) HPUX
4 1 (2.33%) MVS
4 1 (2.33%) OS/390
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.95%) Defect Management
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) Line Management
4 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.30%) Project Management
4 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Database Tuning
5 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) COBOL
2 10 (23.26%) JCL
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) REXX
4 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.33%) NATURAL
4 1 (2.33%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
1 1 (2.33%) PMO
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.65%) RACF
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) MAINVIEW
1 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.65%) zSecure
2 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) BMC
3 2 (4.65%) EMC
3 2 (4.65%) Unisys
3 2 (4.65%) Veritas
4 1 (2.33%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.33%) Lotus
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle