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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 30 54 27
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -27
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 18 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.10% 0.58% 2.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.50% 1.73% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
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£456 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% -14.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.71%
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
144 173 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.80% 33.46% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 105 22
Average daily rate £391 £450 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.22% +75.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £828 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +54.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.85 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £38.29 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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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 - 14 £500 - 1
Preston - 1 - -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (48.78%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Migration
3 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (36.59%) VME
4 12 (29.27%) IBM
5 11 (26.83%) UNIX
6 10 (24.39%) DB2
6 10 (24.39%) PL/1
7 9 (21.95%) SQL
7 9 (21.95%) Syncsort
8 7 (17.07%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (17.07%) IMS/DB
9 6 (14.63%) Security Management
9 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
9 6 (14.63%) JCL
9 6 (14.63%) Release Management
10 5 (12.20%) CA Endevor
10 5 (12.20%) Supplier Management
10 5 (12.20%) Aquila
10 5 (12.20%) Oracle
10 5 (12.20%) XML
11 4 (9.76%) Middleware
11 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
11 4 (9.76%) Data Architecture
12 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (7.32%) Open Source
12 3 (7.32%) Strategic Planning
12 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
12 3 (7.32%) jQuery

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (7.32%) MQSeries
2 2 (4.88%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.44%) TPMS
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.44%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) DB2
2 7 (17.07%) IMS/DB
3 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 20 (48.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Project Manager
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Environment Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (12.20%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) Data Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Architect
8 1 (2.44%) SAP Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) Middleware
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.32%) jQuery
3 3 (7.32%) Entity Framework
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) VME
2 11 (26.83%) UNIX
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) MVS
4 1 (2.44%) OS/390
4 1 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Migration
2 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (14.63%) Security Management
3 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.63%) Release Management
4 5 (12.20%) Supplier Management
5 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.76%) Data Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) PL/1
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) JCL
4 3 (7.32%) Scala
4 3 (7.32%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.44%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) IBM
2 9 (21.95%) Syncsort
3 5 (12.20%) Aquila
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) ICL
5 2 (4.88%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Intel
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Micro Focus
6 1 (2.44%) VMware
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