The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 36 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.56% - 2.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.56% - 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £394 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.43%
Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
72 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.13% 19.87% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 6
Average daily rate £350 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £353 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £9.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+261.11% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Mainframe
Cheshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SAS
3 2 (50.00%) Credit Risk
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Teradata
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (75.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Credit Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Risk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Teradata
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle