Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 87 71
Rank change year-on-year +21 -16 +5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.51% 0.66% 1.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.34% 2.31% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% - -2.94%
10th Percentile £342 £363 £347
90th Percentile £435 £516 £511
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £423
% change year-on-year -11.76% +0.59% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £19.50

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 346 390 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.84% 28.45% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 228 263
Cheshire median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £537
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 36
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +9.89% +8.33%
10th Percentile £13.44 £12.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.93 £67.50 £60.00
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.38% -4.55% +16.16%

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 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 20 July 2019. 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 +3 10 £353 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) DevOps
4 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (40.00%) REST
5 6 (40.00%) Microservices
5 6 (40.00%) API Design
5 6 (40.00%) Unix
6 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) JUnit
6 5 (33.33%) SOAP
6 5 (33.33%) J2EE
6 5 (33.33%) OO
6 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
6 5 (33.33%) JPA
6 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Spring
6 5 (33.33%) Java EE
6 5 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Spring Boot
6 5 (33.33%) API Development
6 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (33.33%) Java 8
7 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills

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%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DMZ
1 4 (26.67%) HTTPS
1 4 (26.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (26.67%) GIS
3 2 (13.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Designer
2 4 (26.67%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) COBOL Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Environment Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Middleware
2 9 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (40.00%) REST
4 5 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 5 (33.33%) J2EE
4 5 (33.33%) Java EE
4 5 (33.33%) JPA
4 5 (33.33%) SOAP
4 5 (33.33%) Spring
4 5 (33.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) VSAM
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) DevOps
1 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (40.00%) API Design
2 6 (40.00%) Microservices
3 5 (33.33%) API Development
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) Java 8
3 2 (13.33%) COBOL
3 2 (13.33%) JCL
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) IBM
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) VMware