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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 20 - 14
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 1.18% - 7.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% - 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +139.13%
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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
31 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 36.47% 32.10% 36.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 22
Average daily rate £400 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £468
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 £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 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 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) REXX
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) CICS
2 3 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (40.00%) COBOL
3 2 (40.00%) zOS
3 2 (40.00%) ISPF
4 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) JNDI
4 1 (20.00%) MVS
4 1 (20.00%) JCL
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) JDBC
4 1 (20.00%) JSP
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) RIP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 3 (60.00%) CICS
2 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) RIP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ISPF
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) JDBC
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) MVS
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) REXX
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CA