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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 41 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.67% 3.08% 3.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.30% 13.64% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
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£288 - £348
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £24.53
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -27.82%
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
132 44 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.58% 22.56% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 18 36
Average daily rate £360 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £179 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £341 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 6
Average hourly rate £31.40 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.66% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £20.50 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 23 October 2014. 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
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) JCL
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) VSAM
5 2 (20.00%) ISPF
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (20.00%) FTP
5 2 (20.00%) CICS
5 2 (20.00%) CA
5 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (20.00%) COBOL
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) DB2
6 1 (10.00%) SOAP
6 1 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) AIX
6 1 (10.00%) MQSeries

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Easytrieve
2 1 (10.00%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Toad
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) ISPF
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (10.00%) System Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Release Management
1 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (10.00%) Test Management
1 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) PL/1
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) CA
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Intel
3 1 (10.00%) Syncsort
3 1 (10.00%) Aquila