The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 72 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 0.63% 2.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 2.33% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
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- £615 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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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
249 215 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.49% 26.98% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 113 89
Average daily rate £413 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £203 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £513 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.06 £14.15 £14.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Mainframe
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing 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 Mainframe.

1 6 (60.00%) REXX
2 5 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Exstream
3 4 (40.00%) Exstream Dialogue
3 4 (40.00%) ISPF
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (40.00%) CLIST
3 4 (40.00%) JCL
3 4 (40.00%) DB2
3 4 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) CICS
3 4 (40.00%) zOS
4 3 (30.00%) Assembly Language
4 3 (30.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) MVS
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) StreamWeaver
5 1 (10.00%) CA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing 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 Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (40.00%) CICS
1 4 (40.00%) Exstream Dialogue
2 1 (10.00%) StreamWeaver
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Programmer
3 3 (30.00%) Mainframe Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (10.00%) MVS
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) REXX
2 5 (50.00%) COBOL
3 4 (40.00%) JCL
3 4 (40.00%) CLIST
4 3 (30.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) CA