Period
to 20 July 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Mainframe
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 107 111
Rank change year-on-year +19 +4 -16
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.081% 0.54% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 1.81% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £19.50 - -

IBM Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 383 551 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 31.09% 29.56% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 363 324
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +1.25% +9.22%
10th Percentile £226 £256 £282
90th Percentile £525 £540 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 27
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +24.70% +2.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £13.82
90th Percentile £63.00 £37.50 £24.50
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £18.87 £16.00
% change year-on-year +32.49% +17.94% -

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing IBM Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in Cheshire

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in Cheshire

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +8 1 £400 -5.88%
IBM Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft