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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
North West / Lancashire
Rank 37 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.53% 3.37% 3.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.60% 11.30% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 16
Median daily rate £500 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -34.17%

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
111 115 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.53% 29.79% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 76 88
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £900 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 9
Median hourly rate £37.25 £42.22 £25.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +65.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £16.93 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £47.33 £32.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.88 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.20% +22.85%

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 20 January 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
Preston - 2 £500 -
Blackpool -6 1 £500 +12.17%
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) AIX
1 3 (37.50%) HPUX
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) COBOL
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) HNC
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) CICS
3 1 (12.50%) JCL
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) ICL
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering

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 1 (12.50%) CICS
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Migration Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior COBOL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) AIX
1 3 (37.50%) HPUX
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) HNC
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) ICL