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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 36 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.31% 1.09% 1.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.92% 3.19% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £343 £420 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.45% +46.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £420 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £420 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +44.66%
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
102 188 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.33% 34.06% 33.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 126 81
Median daily rate £350 £428 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% +23.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £226 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 12
Median hourly rate £28.18 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.55% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £13.68 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.00 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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
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 30 September 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
Skelmersdale - 2 £375 -
Blackburn - 1 £310 -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (45.00%) DB2
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Database Security
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) AIX
4 5 (25.00%) Ingres
4 5 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) CICS
5 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.00%) DHCP
6 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) HPUX
6 3 (15.00%) Solaris
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) Java
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Incident 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 4 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) DB2
2 5 (25.00%) Ingres
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) OLTP
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) DBA
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Environment Manager
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Test Environment Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) AIX
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) HPUX
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris
4 2 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Database Security
1 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.00%) Demand Forecasting
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) SDLC
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Test Management
4 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) COBOL
3 2 (10.00%) JCL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Lua
4 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) HNC
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) SAP