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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 36 28 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 14 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.06% 4.51% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.70% 13.19% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 3
Average daily rate £338 £380 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +21.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £301 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £611 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £419 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -0.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
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
161 144 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.23% 34.20% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 80 94
Average daily rate £375 £435 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 16
Average hourly rate £30.08 £13.00 £23.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.34% -43.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £32.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 5 £400 -23.44%
Lytham St Annes -10 5 £325 -14.47%
Preston - 4 £335 -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Oracle
2 16 (59.26%) Project Management
3 15 (55.56%) Linux
3 15 (55.56%) Tuxedo
3 15 (55.56%) VME
4 14 (51.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (51.85%) Waterfall
4 14 (51.85%) COBOL
4 14 (51.85%) Micro Focus
4 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
4 14 (51.85%) Migration
5 13 (48.15%) Risk Management
6 10 (37.04%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (29.63%) Supplier Management
8 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (22.22%) Change Management
8 6 (22.22%) Test Management
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) JCL
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
10 3 (11.11%) APMP
10 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (11.11%) CICS
10 3 (11.11%) Informatica

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 15 (55.56%) Tuxedo
2 3 (11.11%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) CICS
3 2 (7.41%) FileNet
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTPS
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.41%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 18 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Test Assurance Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Operations Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Technical Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) JSON
1 1 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Tandem
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
1 15 (55.56%) VME
2 14 (51.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (59.26%) Project Management
2 14 (51.85%) Migration
2 14 (51.85%) Waterfall
3 13 (48.15%) Risk Management
4 8 (29.63%) Supplier Management
5 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Change Management
5 6 (22.22%) Test Management
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) People Management
9 1 (3.70%) Ethical Hacking
9 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.70%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) COBOL
2 4 (14.81%) JCL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) REXX
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Lua
4 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) APMP
2 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) CA Endevor
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Oracle
2 14 (51.85%) Micro Focus
2 14 (51.85%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) Informatica
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Ektron
4 2 (7.41%) Genesys
4 2 (7.41%) VMware