The first 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 66 55 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 2 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 1.35% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 5.71% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £28.95
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
185 175 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.34% 23.55% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 67 85
Average daily rate £425 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £205 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £428 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £15.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £35.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
IBM Mainframe
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - - - - 1
IBM Mainframe
North West

IBM Mainframe
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) JDBC
1 4 (100.00%) JSP
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) CICS
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) JNDI
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Designer
2 2 (50.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) J2EE
1 4 (100.00%) JDBC
1 4 (100.00%) JSP
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft