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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 36 26 49
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +23
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.08% 4.96% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.15% 14.75% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 2
Median daily rate £379 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £381 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £432 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+159.20% -54.54%
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
142 122 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.65% 33.61% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 92
Median daily rate £400 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £661 £600 £825
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.24 £22.90 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackpool -11 4 £390 -0.63%
Preston +2 3 £345 -
Skelmersdale - 2 £275 -
Blackburn - 1 £300 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £462 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) DB2
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Migration
4 7 (26.92%) Project Management
5 6 (23.08%) COBOL
5 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) VME
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (19.23%) Database Security
6 5 (19.23%) AIX
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
6 5 (19.23%) Ingres
6 5 (19.23%) Tuxedo
6 5 (19.23%) IBM
6 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
6 5 (19.23%) Micro Focus
6 5 (19.23%) JCL
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (15.38%) Unix

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (19.23%) Tuxedo
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) CICS
3 2 (7.69%) FileNet
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DHCP
1 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) DB2
2 5 (19.23%) Ingres
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.69%) OLTP
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) DBA
2 5 (19.23%) Test Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Assurance Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Environment Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Operations Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Test Environment Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Manager
6 1 (3.85%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JSON
1 1 (3.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Tandem
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
1 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) AIX
3 5 (19.23%) VME
4 4 (15.38%) Unix
5 3 (11.54%) HPUX
5 3 (11.54%) Solaris
6 2 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
1 7 (26.92%) Project Management
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Database Security
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
4 4 (15.38%) Test Management
5 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) COBOL
3 5 (19.23%) JCL
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) REXX
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Lua
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) CA Endevor
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) Micro Focus
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.54%) EMC
3 3 (11.54%) Informatica
4 2 (7.69%) Ektron
4 2 (7.69%) Genesys
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) SAP