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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 80 72 62
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 0.90% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.66% 2.81% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 11
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £400 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £401 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
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
355 320 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.18% 32.03% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 207 112
Median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 19
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -46.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.50 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Knutsford -4 8 £425 +6.25% 1
Warrington - 2 £510 -
Chester - 1 £375 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 12 (48.00%) DB2
3 11 (44.00%) IBM
3 11 (44.00%) CICS
3 11 (44.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) Banking
4 10 (40.00%) J2EE
5 9 (36.00%) Java
5 9 (36.00%) JSP
5 9 (36.00%) JMS
5 9 (36.00%) Project Management
5 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
5 9 (36.00%) SDLC
6 8 (32.00%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (32.00%) Subversion
6 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
6 8 (32.00%) COBOL
6 8 (32.00%) PMI
6 8 (32.00%) PMI Certification
6 8 (32.00%) PRINCE
6 8 (32.00%) Service Management
6 8 (32.00%) CMMI
6 8 (32.00%) Hibernate
6 8 (32.00%) Chordiant
6 8 (32.00%) WSDL
6 8 (32.00%) JBoss
6 8 (32.00%) RUP
6 8 (32.00%) ClearCase
6 8 (32.00%) Assembly Language

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 11 (44.00%) CICS
2 8 (32.00%) JBoss
2 8 (32.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) DB2
2 2 (8.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) ClearCase
1 8 (32.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (8.00%) GIS Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Mainframe Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Support Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) J2EE
2 9 (36.00%) JMS
2 9 (36.00%) JSP
3 8 (32.00%) EJB
3 8 (32.00%) Hibernate
3 8 (32.00%) Servlets
3 8 (32.00%) Struts
3 8 (32.00%) Web Services
3 8 (32.00%) WSDL
3 8 (32.00%) XML
3 8 (32.00%) XSD
4 2 (8.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) JDBC
5 1 (4.00%) JNDI
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (32.00%) PMI
3 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (8.00%) Tandem
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (8.00%) MVS
3 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Project Management
2 9 (36.00%) SDLC
2 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Project Management
3 8 (32.00%) CMMI
3 8 (32.00%) PRINCE
3 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (32.00%) RUP
3 8 (32.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 5 (20.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.00%) Wealth Management
6 1 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) Assembly Language
2 8 (32.00%) COBOL
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) JCL
3 2 (8.00%) REXX
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) PMI Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) RACF
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) Chordiant
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.00%) Sun
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft