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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 60 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 6 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 2.93% 3.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.50% 9.47% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 16
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£395 £379 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.15% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £226 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £24.53
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -27.82%
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
240 285 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.48% 30.98% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 134 126
Average daily rate £400 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £14.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.03 £43.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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
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 21 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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 -1 2 - -
Chester - 1 £475 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Retail
3 6 (42.86%) IBM
4 5 (35.71%) LAN
4 5 (35.71%) WAN
4 5 (35.71%) CICS
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) MS Project
4 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 4 (28.57%) JNDI
5 4 (28.57%) JDBC
5 4 (28.57%) JSP
5 4 (28.57%) DB2
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) J2EE
5 4 (28.57%) JMS
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) Middleware

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) FTP
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) OLAP
2 1 (7.14%) Adabas
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) J2EE
1 4 (28.57%) JDBC
1 4 (28.57%) JSP
1 4 (28.57%) JMS
1 4 (28.57%) JNDI
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Tandem
3 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) HPUX
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) VMS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software License Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
6 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Foglight
1 1 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (7.14%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Sun
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 1 (7.14%) Tumbleweed