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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 53 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 28 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.17% 0.21% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.73% 0.78% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
261 258 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.59% 26.60% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 172 123
Median daily rate £409 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% +5.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £17.50 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.66%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 15 £475 -
Knutsford +2 6 £369 -7.81% 1
Chester - 1 £375 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 29 (70.73%) Oracle
2 28 (68.29%) SQL
3 26 (63.41%) DB2
4 22 (53.66%) Windows
4 22 (53.66%) Linux
5 20 (48.78%) AIX
6 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (39.02%) Solaris
7 16 (39.02%) DHCP
7 16 (39.02%) IBM
7 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
7 16 (39.02%) EMC
7 16 (39.02%) Citrix
7 16 (39.02%) Migration
8 15 (36.59%) Finance
8 15 (36.59%) Unix
8 15 (36.59%) HPUX
9 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
10 11 (26.83%) Service Management
10 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
11 10 (24.39%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (24.39%) Java
12 9 (21.95%) J2EE
12 9 (21.95%) JSP
12 9 (21.95%) JMS
12 9 (21.95%) CICS
12 9 (21.95%) Project Management
12 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
12 9 (21.95%) SDLC
12 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.95%) CICS
2 8 (19.51%) JBoss
2 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
2 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) DHCP
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (63.41%) DB2
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.88%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) ClearCase
1 8 (19.51%) Subversion
2 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Designer
3 5 (12.20%) AIX Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Lead Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Environment Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (4.88%) Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) DBA
5 2 (4.88%) GIS Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Mainframe DBA
5 2 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Storage Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) J2EE
1 9 (21.95%) JMS
1 9 (21.95%) JSP
2 8 (19.51%) EJB
2 8 (19.51%) Hibernate
2 8 (19.51%) Servlets
2 8 (19.51%) Struts
2 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 8 (19.51%) WSDL
2 8 (19.51%) XML
2 8 (19.51%) XSD
3 4 (9.76%) Middleware
4 1 (2.44%) JDBC
4 1 (2.44%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (19.51%) PMI
3 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.88%) Tandem
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Linux
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 20 (48.78%) AIX
3 18 (43.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (39.02%) Solaris
5 15 (36.59%) HPUX
5 15 (36.59%) Unix
6 2 (4.88%) zOS
7 1 (2.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Migration
2 11 (26.83%) Service Management
3 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Project Management
3 9 (21.95%) SDLC
3 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
4 8 (19.51%) Agile Project Management
4 8 (19.51%) CMMI
4 8 (19.51%) PRINCE
4 8 (19.51%) PRINCE2
4 8 (19.51%) RUP
5 5 (12.20%) Automated Testing
5 5 (12.20%) BDD
5 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.20%) TDD
6 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Demand Forecasting
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL
7 2 (4.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (68.29%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) Java
3 8 (19.51%) Assembly Language
3 8 (19.51%) COBOL
3 8 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.51%) PMI Certification
4 5 (12.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Oracle
2 16 (39.02%) Citrix
2 16 (39.02%) EMC
2 16 (39.02%) IBM
3 8 (19.51%) Chordiant
4 6 (14.63%) Sun
5 3 (7.32%) Ab Initio
5 3 (7.32%) ATG
5 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (7.32%) VMware
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft