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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 20 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 6.61% 3.64% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 21.62% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £401 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.18% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
Mainframe
Cheshire

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
37 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 30.58% 21.82% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 10
Median daily rate £425 £439 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +35.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £395 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Knutsford region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Knutsford region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Banking
2 9 (60.00%) DB2
3 8 (53.33%) CICS
4 7 (46.67%) IBM
4 7 (46.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (40.00%) SDLC
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) JMS
5 6 (40.00%) Chordiant
5 6 (40.00%) WSDL
5 6 (40.00%) Assembly Language
5 6 (40.00%) PMI
5 6 (40.00%) PMI Certification
5 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (40.00%) EJB
5 6 (40.00%) JSP
5 6 (40.00%) Servlets
5 6 (40.00%) Struts
5 6 (40.00%) Web Services
5 6 (40.00%) XML
5 6 (40.00%) XSD
5 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (40.00%) COBOL
5 6 (40.00%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) J2EE
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (53.33%) CICS
2 6 (40.00%) JBoss
2 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 9 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) GIS Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Operational Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) EJB
1 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (40.00%) J2EE
1 6 (40.00%) JMS
1 6 (40.00%) JSP
1 6 (40.00%) Servlets
1 6 (40.00%) Struts
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
1 6 (40.00%) WSDL
1 6 (40.00%) XML
1 6 (40.00%) XSD
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (40.00%) PMI
3 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
3 2 (13.33%) Tandem
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Project Management
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) CMMI
1 6 (40.00%) PRINCE
1 6 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
1 6 (40.00%) RUP
1 6 (40.00%) SDLC
1 6 (40.00%) Service Management
1 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) BDD
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Assembly Language
1 6 (40.00%) COBOL
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) JCL
2 2 (13.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) RACF
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Chordiant
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft