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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 60 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 0.86% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 2.82% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +44.66%
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
264 355 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.17% 30.50% 29.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 239 120
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £313 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £538 £617
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.67 £14.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.34 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 21 (60.00%) Oracle
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) AIX
2 20 (57.14%) Linux
3 19 (54.29%) DB2
4 16 (45.71%) Solaris
4 16 (45.71%) DHCP
4 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
4 16 (45.71%) EMC
4 16 (45.71%) Citrix
4 16 (45.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (42.86%) HPUX
6 14 (40.00%) Unix
6 14 (40.00%) Migration
6 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
8 8 (22.86%) IBM
9 6 (17.14%) Middleware
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
12 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
12 3 (8.57%) Demand Forecasting
12 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
12 3 (8.57%) Service Management
12 3 (8.57%) ATG
12 3 (8.57%) Ab Initio
12 3 (8.57%) VMware

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 1 (2.86%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (45.71%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) DB2
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) AIX Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Designer
3 3 (8.57%) Environment Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) DBA
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Mainframe DBA
4 2 (5.71%) Storage Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Data Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Finance Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) JDBC
2 1 (2.86%) JMS
2 1 (2.86%) JNDI
2 1 (2.86%) JSP
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) AIX
1 20 (57.14%) Linux
1 20 (57.14%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (45.71%) Solaris
3 15 (42.86%) HPUX
4 14 (40.00%) Unix
5 2 (5.71%) zOS
6 1 (2.86%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
2 3 (8.57%) Demand Forecasting
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
2 3 (8.57%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.86%) Content Management
3 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
3 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (2.86%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) SDLC
3 1 (2.86%) SOA
3 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Oracle
2 16 (45.71%) Citrix
2 16 (45.71%) EMC
3 8 (22.86%) IBM
4 3 (8.57%) Ab Initio
4 3 (8.57%) ATG
4 3 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.86%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.86%) Sun