The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 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 Knutsford 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank - 16 16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford - 5.81% 5.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 35.71% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate - £363 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £386 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.73% +6.55%
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
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
10 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 16.39% 16.28% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 13
Average daily rate £325 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.57% +29.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £482 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Mainframe
Cheshire

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) Middleware
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) IBM
4 4 (50.00%) AIX
5 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 3 (37.50%) Tandem
5 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (37.50%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Clustering
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) GIS
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) FTP
6 2 (25.00%) LDAP
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) DMZ
6 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
7 1 (12.50%) CISA
7 1 (12.50%) JCL
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (12.50%) Sun
7 1 (12.50%) Active Directory

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) Gentran
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) DMZ
2 2 (25.00%) LDAP
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Designer
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware Specialist
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) ISPF
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Tandem
1 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) GIS
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) HPUX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) JCL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) CISA
1 1 (12.50%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (12.50%) CA Wily
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Sun