The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +28.20%
IBM Mainframe
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
230 254 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.45% 25.89% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 158 120
Median daily rate £400 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 13
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.84 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.39% +5.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.36 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £17.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 10 (100.00%) IBM
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 8 (80.00%) CICS
2 8 (80.00%) Project Management
2 8 (80.00%) JMS
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) J2EE
2 8 (80.00%) DB2
2 8 (80.00%) JSP
3 7 (70.00%) Servlets
3 7 (70.00%) Struts
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) XML
3 7 (70.00%) XSD
3 7 (70.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (70.00%) WebLogic
3 7 (70.00%) EJB
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Chordiant
3 7 (70.00%) WSDL
3 7 (70.00%) JBoss
3 7 (70.00%) RUP
3 7 (70.00%) ClearCase
3 7 (70.00%) PMI

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (80.00%) CICS
2 7 (70.00%) JBoss
2 7 (70.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (70.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) ClearCase
1 7 (70.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Designer
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) GIS Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) J2EE
1 8 (80.00%) JMS
1 8 (80.00%) JSP
2 7 (70.00%) EJB
2 7 (70.00%) Hibernate
2 7 (70.00%) Servlets
2 7 (70.00%) Struts
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) WSDL
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) XSD
3 1 (10.00%) JDBC
3 1 (10.00%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) PMI
3 2 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (20.00%) Tandem
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Project Management
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
1 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Project Management
2 7 (70.00%) CMMI
2 7 (70.00%) PRINCE
2 7 (70.00%) PRINCE2
2 7 (70.00%) RUP
2 7 (70.00%) Service Management
3 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Assembly Language
2 7 (70.00%) COBOL
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) Chordiant
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Sun