The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank - - 22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.52%
Mainframe
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
30 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.58% 21.51% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 15
Average daily rate £260 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £311 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.84 £37.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £31.56 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Chester region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Chester region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Mainframe
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SAS
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) Credit Risk
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Teradata
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (100.00%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Credit Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Risk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Teradata
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle