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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 78 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.79% 1.24% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate £425 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 - -
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
358 323 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.37% 32.63% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 210 104
Average daily rate £425 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £600 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 22
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £21.03 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 7 £425 -
Chester - 1 £375 -
IBM Mainframe
North West

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) IBM
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (81.82%) J2EE
3 8 (72.73%) Java
3 8 (72.73%) DB2
3 8 (72.73%) JSP
3 8 (72.73%) JMS
3 8 (72.73%) CICS
3 8 (72.73%) Project Management
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
3 8 (72.73%) SDLC
4 7 (63.64%) Agile Project Management
4 7 (63.64%) WebSphere
4 7 (63.64%) Subversion
4 7 (63.64%) COBOL
4 7 (63.64%) Hibernate
4 7 (63.64%) Assembly Language
4 7 (63.64%) PRINCE
4 7 (63.64%) PMI
4 7 (63.64%) PMI Certification
4 7 (63.64%) Chordiant
4 7 (63.64%) WSDL
4 7 (63.64%) Service Management
4 7 (63.64%) CMMI
4 7 (63.64%) Servlets
4 7 (63.64%) Struts
4 7 (63.64%) Web Services
4 7 (63.64%) XML

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) CICS
2 7 (63.64%) JBoss
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (63.64%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) ClearCase
1 7 (63.64%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) GIS Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) J2EE
2 8 (72.73%) JMS
2 8 (72.73%) JSP
3 7 (63.64%) EJB
3 7 (63.64%) Hibernate
3 7 (63.64%) Servlets
3 7 (63.64%) Struts
3 7 (63.64%) Web Services
3 7 (63.64%) WSDL
3 7 (63.64%) XML
3 7 (63.64%) XSD
4 1 (9.09%) JDBC
4 1 (9.09%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (63.64%) PMI
3 2 (18.18%) Cryptography
3 2 (18.18%) Tandem
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Project Management
1 8 (72.73%) SDLC
1 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Project Management
2 7 (63.64%) CMMI
2 7 (63.64%) PRINCE
2 7 (63.64%) PRINCE2
2 7 (63.64%) RUP
2 7 (63.64%) Service Management
3 5 (45.45%) Automated Testing
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Wealth Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) Assembly Language
2 7 (63.64%) COBOL
2 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) PMI Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (63.64%) Chordiant
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) Sun