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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.40% 1.48% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 4.23% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Median daily rate £425 £436 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% -5.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -30.37%

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
167 307 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.74% 34.85% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 171 130
Median daily rate £338 £450 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £253 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 9
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% +5.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.59 £13.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £26.03 £18.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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
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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Knutsford +3 1 £425 +13.71%
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Document Composition
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (16.67%) Netcool
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Management Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Document Composition
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow