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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank - - 16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford - - 5.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.60% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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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
30 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 35.71% 33.77% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 15
Average daily rate £450 £439 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +40.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £279 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ISPF
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) CLIST
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) MVS
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) CA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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%) MQSeries
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) MVS
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
2 1 (50.00%) CLIST
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CA