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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank - 34 36
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.90% 2.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 7.27% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 10
Median daily rate - £635 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +111.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £391
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +15.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.13 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+33.97% -2.33%
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
111 110 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 37.00% 26.19% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 61 80
Median daily rate £375 £470 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% +51.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £900 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 9
Median hourly rate £26.75 £47.33 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +52.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £32.50 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.50 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 8 (61.54%) DB2
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Ingres
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Database Security
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) AIX
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
6 2 (15.38%) DHCP
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) HPUX
6 2 (15.38%) Solaris
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) EMC
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (15.38%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) QA

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 (7.69%) CICS
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) DB2
2 5 (38.46%) Ingres
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Environment Manager
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Test Environment Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (7.69%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior COBOL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) AIX
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) HPUX
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Database Security
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) COBOL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) IBM