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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 53 78
Rank change year-on-year +8 +25  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 29 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.90% 3.16% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.85% 10.62% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £411
% change year-on-year - -2.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

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 205 273 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 32.49% 29.71% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 188 149
Median daily rate £386 £413 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +0.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.65 £62.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -4 1 £400 +8.47%
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (88.24%) IBM
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 11 (64.71%) Unix
3 11 (64.71%) Middleware
4 10 (58.82%) Shell Script
4 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (47.06%) Linux
5 8 (47.06%) AIX
6 6 (35.29%) JCL
7 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
7 5 (29.41%) SSL
8 4 (23.53%) FTP
8 4 (23.53%) HTTP
8 4 (23.53%) HPUX
8 4 (23.53%) Solaris
8 4 (23.53%) Java
8 4 (23.53%) Perl
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) Netcool
8 4 (23.53%) X-Windows
8 4 (23.53%) CA
8 4 (23.53%) SCOM
8 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
8 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
8 4 (23.53%) SSH
8 4 (23.53%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (23.53%) PKI
8 4 (23.53%) Statistics
8 4 (23.53%) IBM BigFix

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 1 (5.88%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SSL
2 4 (23.53%) FTP
2 4 (23.53%) HTTP
2 4 (23.53%) PuTTY
2 4 (23.53%) SSH
2 4 (23.53%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Developer
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Management Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Monitoring Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) Middleware
2 4 (23.53%) X-Windows
3 1 (5.88%) ISPF
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (23.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Unix
3 8 (47.06%) AIX
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) HPUX
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
2 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
2 4 (23.53%) Software Asset Management
2 4 (23.53%) Statistics
3 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Shell Script
2 6 (35.29%) JCL
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
4 1 (5.88%) COBOL
4 1 (5.88%) R
4 1 (5.88%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) RACF
1 1 (5.88%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (23.53%) Netcool
1 4 (23.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) CA
2 4 (23.53%) IBM Sterling
2 4 (23.53%) ServiceNow
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft