The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 32 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 16 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.98% 6.28% 2.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.85% 21.09% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 1
Average daily rate £421 £328 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.62% +63.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
Mainframe
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
135 128 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.58% 29.77% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 84 44
Average daily rate £425 £378 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +52.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £285 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £875 £538 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 6
Average hourly rate £22.08 £22.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% +50.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £30.41 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Lancashire region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -3 15 £401 +6.22% 1
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe.

1 17 (73.91%) COBOL
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (73.91%) VME
2 16 (69.57%) Migration
2 16 (69.57%) Micro Focus
3 13 (56.52%) Project Management
3 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 13 (56.52%) Tuxedo
3 13 (56.52%) Finance
4 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
4 12 (52.17%) Oracle
4 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (52.17%) Waterfall
5 11 (47.83%) Risk Management
6 8 (34.78%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (30.43%) Supplier Management
8 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Test Management
9 5 (21.74%) QA
10 4 (17.39%) Logistics
10 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (17.39%) User Stories
11 3 (13.04%) Change Management
11 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
11 3 (13.04%) APMP
11 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
12 2 (8.70%) Black-Box Testing
12 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (56.52%) Tuxedo
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Reports
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Technical Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Test Assurance Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Quality Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Engineering Manager
5 2 (8.70%) QA Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Technical Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Blog
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) VME
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) Migration
3 13 (56.52%) Project Management
4 12 (52.17%) Waterfall
5 11 (47.83%) Risk Management
6 7 (30.43%) Supplier Management
7 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
7 6 (26.09%) Test Management
8 4 (17.39%) Logistics
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) User Stories
9 3 (13.04%) Change Management
9 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.70%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 1 (4.35%) Business Process Mapping
11 1 (4.35%) Network Management
11 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
11 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) COBOL
2 1 (4.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) APMP
1 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Micro Focus
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
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