The 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 12 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 3.70% 2.45% 8.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.53% 10.81% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate
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- £226 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
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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 Knutsford region.

Miscellaneous Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
19 37 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 35.19% 22.70% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 18
Average daily rate £425 £260 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% -29.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £211 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £428 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) JNDI
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Tumbleweed
2 1 (50.00%) CA Wily
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (50.00%) Foglight
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) JNDI
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) JDBC
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) AS400
1 1 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) HPUX
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (50.00%) CA Wily
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) Foglight
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Tumbleweed
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss