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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 31 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 11 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.37% 2.65% 1.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.32% 7.64% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Median daily rate £390 £409 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +42.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £384 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £448 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.27 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.36% +30.70%
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
118 157 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.20% 34.66% 35.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 106 76
Median daily rate £380 £435 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.64% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £15.65 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.96 £42.00 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +0.42%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +17 4 £390 -3.70%
Skelmersdale - 4 £325 -
Preston +5 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £462 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) DB2
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) JCL
5 5 (21.74%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 5 (21.74%) Ingres
5 5 (21.74%) IBM
5 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 5 (21.74%) AIX
5 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (21.74%) Database Security
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (17.39%) Unix
7 3 (13.04%) DHCP
7 3 (13.04%) EMC
7 3 (13.04%) HTTPS
7 3 (13.04%) HPUX
7 3 (13.04%) Solaris
7 3 (13.04%) Linux
7 3 (13.04%) Apache
7 3 (13.04%) CICS
7 3 (13.04%) Informatica
7 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management

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 3 (13.04%) Apache
1 3 (13.04%) CICS
2 2 (8.70%) FileNet
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) HTTPS
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) DB2
2 5 (21.74%) Ingres
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) OLTP
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Environment Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Test Environment Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Migration Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Tandem
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) AIX
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) HPUX
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Database Security
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) People Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
5 1 (4.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) JCL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) REXX
4 1 (4.35%) COBOL
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Lua
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) CA Endevor
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Citrix
2 5 (21.74%) IBM
3 3 (13.04%) EMC
3 3 (13.04%) Informatica
4 2 (8.70%) Ektron
4 2 (8.70%) Genesys
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) SAP