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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
North West / Cheshire
Rank 49 67 61
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.93% 1.45% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.99% 4.52% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £425 £425 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -51.26%  

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 167 310 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 31.04% 32.09% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 184 160
Median daily rate £350 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £547 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £13.74 £14.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £42.00 £72.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +2 2 £435 +2.35% 1
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (83.33%) IBM
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Asset Management
2 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Software Asset Management
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) AIX
2 4 (66.67%) HPUX
2 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) CA
2 4 (66.67%) Netcool
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 4 (66.67%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) ISPF
4 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option

Mainframe
Top Related 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 1 (16.67%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Management Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) AIX
1 4 (66.67%) HPUX
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Solaris
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Asset Management
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 4 (66.67%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) REXX
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) RACF
1 1 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (66.67%) Netcool
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
2 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) CA
2 4 (66.67%) ServiceNow