Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Mainframes
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 65 97
Rank change year-on-year -9 +32 -8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 2.32% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.29% 7.28% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 13
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £413 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -14.06% +21.52%
10th Percentile £321 £356 £330
90th Percentile £463 £496 £925
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £470
% change year-on-year -10.53% +1.06% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £51.00 -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 350 467 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.42% 31.90% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 309 402
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.73% +10.07%
10th Percentile £229 £213 £290
90th Percentile £538 £675 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.42 £19.64 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.22% +16.64% +5.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.11 £12.35
90th Percentile £27.30 £35.78 £17.76
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Cheshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Cheshire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Cheshire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Cheshire

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 Mainframe within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -13 7 £378 +0.67% 2
Warrington +6 1 - -
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) IBM
3 8 (53.33%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) Change Management
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) AIX
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (26.67%) IBM Sterling
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (20.00%) JCL
7 3 (20.00%) SSL
8 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (13.33%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (13.33%) JBoss
8 2 (13.33%) Privileged Access Management
8 2 (13.33%) PowerBroker
8 2 (13.33%) CyberArk
8 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (13.33%) ISPF

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) JBoss
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Designer
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Architect
2 1 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Unix
3 5 (33.33%) AIX
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Privileged Access Management
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Test Management
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) JCL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) PowerBroker
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (13.33%) CyberArk
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat