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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 57 60 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 16 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.03% 1.38% 2.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.88% 5.21% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
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£463 £338 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% -32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £226 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £379 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.61% -5.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £60.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% +120.00%
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
272 211 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.47% 26.38% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 109 82
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -19.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £45.40 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

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
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 3 March 2015. 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
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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 +4 10 £463 +37.03%
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 13 (61.90%) IBM
1 13 (61.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (57.14%) CICS
2 12 (57.14%) DB2
2 12 (57.14%) Banking
3 11 (52.38%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) JNDI
4 7 (33.33%) JMS
4 7 (33.33%) .NET
4 7 (33.33%) J2EE
4 7 (33.33%) JDBC
4 7 (33.33%) JSP
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 7 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) UNIX
5 6 (28.57%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) Migration
6 5 (23.81%) ISPF
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) COBOL
6 5 (23.81%) Java
6 5 (23.81%) MQSeries
6 5 (23.81%) REXX
6 5 (23.81%) zOS
7 4 (19.05%) JCL
7 4 (19.05%) Assembly Language
7 4 (19.05%) Computer Science

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 12 (57.14%) CICS
2 5 (23.81%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) ATM
3 1 (4.76%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) OLAP
2 1 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
General
1 12 (57.14%) Banking
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Programmer
2 5 (23.81%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) SAS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) ATM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
1 7 (33.33%) J2EE
1 7 (33.33%) JDBC
1 7 (33.33%) JSP
1 7 (33.33%) JMS
1 7 (33.33%) JNDI
2 5 (23.81%) ISPF
3 3 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.76%) Tandem
4 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) zOS
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Project Management
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
3 2 (9.52%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Time Management
3 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.76%) Software License Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) COBOL
1 5 (23.81%) Java
1 5 (23.81%) REXX
2 4 (19.05%) JCL
2 4 (19.05%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) IBM
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft