The first 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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 65 53 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.94% 1.74% 3.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.47% 9.63% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 16
Average daily rate £420 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £205 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.00% +1.74%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
179 135 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.01% 18.10% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 58 83
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £204 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 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 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Mainframe
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £375 -
Knutsford - - - - 7
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 21 (77.78%) UNIX
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Middleware
2 16 (59.26%) Finance
3 13 (48.15%) Shell Script
3 13 (48.15%) AIX
4 11 (40.74%) Change Management
5 10 (37.04%) FTP
5 10 (37.04%) SSL
6 9 (33.33%) DMZ
6 9 (33.33%) GIS
6 9 (33.33%) Clustering
7 8 (29.63%) Banking
7 8 (29.63%) ISPF
7 8 (29.63%) JCL
8 7 (25.93%) IBM
9 6 (22.22%) ITIL
9 6 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (22.22%) Gentran
10 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 4 (14.81%) Java
11 4 (14.81%) Oracle
11 4 (14.81%) HTTPS
11 4 (14.81%) Project Management
11 4 (14.81%) Tandem
11 4 (14.81%) Information Security
12 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 3 (11.11%) Retail
12 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
12 3 (11.11%) Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 6 (22.22%) Gentran
2 3 (11.11%) SAS
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) CICS
4 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) FTP
1 10 (37.04%) SSL
2 9 (33.33%) DMZ
3 4 (14.81%) HTTPS
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (7.41%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Middleware Specialist
2 5 (18.52%) Designer
3 4 (14.81%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) Middleware
2 8 (29.63%) ISPF
3 2 (7.41%) JNDI
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) J2EE
3 2 (7.41%) JDBC
3 2 (7.41%) JSP
3 2 (7.41%) JMS
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) GIS
1 9 (33.33%) Clustering
2 6 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (14.81%) Tandem
4 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) UNIX
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) HPUX
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Change Management
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Information Security
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) UML
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Shell Script
2 8 (29.63%) JCL
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) CISSP
1 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.70%) CISA
1 1 (3.70%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.70%) CA Wily
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Teradata
3 2 (7.41%) Axway
3 2 (7.41%) Tumbleweed
4 1 (3.70%) Sun
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco