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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 23 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.14% 0.92% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.53% 2.55% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
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£396 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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
97 157 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.31% 36.09% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 92 31
Average daily rate £375 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £828 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.10 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.82 £42.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 - 12 £393 -
Preston - 2 - -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (37.84%) Finance
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (37.84%) VME
2 13 (35.14%) Migration
3 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
4 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 8 (21.62%) UNIX
6 7 (18.92%) Supplier Management
6 7 (18.92%) Java
6 7 (18.92%) IBM
7 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
7 6 (16.22%) Oracle
8 5 (13.51%) Web Services
8 5 (13.51%) Tuxedo
9 4 (10.81%) JSP
9 4 (10.81%) JBoss
9 4 (10.81%) CRM
9 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (10.81%) Solaris
9 4 (10.81%) COBOL
9 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
9 4 (10.81%) Security Management
9 4 (10.81%) ProC
9 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
9 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
9 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (10.81%) Data Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (13.51%) Tuxedo
2 4 (10.81%) JBoss
2 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.11%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) DB2
3 2 (5.41%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) ProC
2 1 (2.70%) Selenium
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Architect
3 7 (18.92%) Environment Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.41%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) SAP Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 4 (10.81%) JSP
3 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
3 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 3 (8.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.11%) jQuery
4 2 (5.41%) XML
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) VME
2 8 (21.62%) UNIX
3 4 (10.81%) Solaris
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) MVS
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) OS/390
5 1 (2.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Migration
3 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.92%) Supplier Management
5 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.81%) Data Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) CRM
6 4 (10.81%) Security Management
7 3 (8.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.11%) Workflow
7 3 (8.11%) Project Management
7 3 (8.11%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) Open Source
7 3 (8.11%) Capacity Management
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (8.11%) User Stories
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (5.41%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) COBOL
3 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
3 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.11%) Scala
4 3 (8.11%) PL/1
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) C#
5 2 (5.41%) C
5 2 (5.41%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.70%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) IBM
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Micro Focus
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Syncsort
4 2 (5.41%) Aquila
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Intel
5 1 (2.70%) ICL
5 1 (2.70%) SAP