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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 72 - 53
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.24% - 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% - 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £420 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
172 133 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.33% 17.71% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 57 85
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £204 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) Middleware
4 3 (50.00%) Information Security
4 3 (50.00%) Tandem
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Retail
5 2 (33.33%) JNDI
5 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) JMS
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) CICS
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) J2EE
5 2 (33.33%) DB2
5 2 (33.33%) JDBC
5 2 (33.33%) JSP
6 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Designer
2 4 (66.67%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) JNDI
2 2 (33.33%) JMS
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) JDBC
2 2 (33.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft