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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank - 67 61
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 0 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.26% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.85% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £379 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.48% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.25 -
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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
244 234 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.96% 30.35% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 122 93
Average daily rate £414 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £215 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 7
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.42 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.55% -46.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Mainframe.

1 7 (100.00%) DB2
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
1 7 (100.00%) CICS
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) ISPF
2 5 (71.43%) REXX
2 5 (71.43%) zOS
2 5 (71.43%) MQSeries
2 5 (71.43%) COBOL
3 4 (57.14%) JCL
3 4 (57.14%) Assembly Language
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) JNDI
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) JMS
4 2 (28.57%) JDBC
4 2 (28.57%) JSP
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) CICS
2 5 (71.43%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) Designer
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) ISPF
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) JDBC
2 2 (28.57%) JSP
2 2 (28.57%) JMS
2 2 (28.57%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) COBOL
1 5 (71.43%) REXX
2 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 4 (57.14%) Assembly Language
3 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft