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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 77 77
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 0 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.90% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.98% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year - -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 -
% change year-on-year +53.84% -  

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 189 336 295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 33.27% 30.38% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 226 191
Median daily rate £350 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 14
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.06% +30.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £12.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £42.00 £21.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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