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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 69 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 0.49% 1.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.18% 1.57% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
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£480 - £435
90% offered a daily rate of more than £462 - £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 - £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +21.87%
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
283 254 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.89% 30.94% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 132 108
Average daily rate £415 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £215 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £585 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £37.15 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 -6 1 £480 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) REXX
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) JCL
2 4 (28.57%) COBOL
2 4 (28.57%) Exstream
2 4 (28.57%) Exstream Dialogue
2 4 (28.57%) StreamWeaver
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) DB2
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Tandem
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) MS Office
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (28.57%) StreamWeaver
1 4 (28.57%) Exstream Dialogue
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior DBA
4 3 (21.43%) DBA
5 2 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) J2EE
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Tandem
1 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL
1 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
1 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
1 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) REXX
2 4 (28.57%) JCL
2 4 (28.57%) COBOL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) CA