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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 30 49 22
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -27
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 21 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.63% 0.88% 4.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.80% 2.67% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 2
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£390 £321 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.40% -9.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £286 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £330 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £27.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-20.36% -1.64%
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
164 150 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.12% 33.19% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 89 24
Average daily rate £400 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.94% +43.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £37.36 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 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 6 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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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 £523 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £380 -
Preston - 1 - -
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 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 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 15 (36.59%) DB2
2 15 (36.59%) UNIX
2 15 (36.59%) IBM
2 15 (36.59%) PL/1
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Syncsort
4 11 (26.83%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (26.83%) IMS/DB
4 11 (26.83%) Migration
5 10 (24.39%) JCL
6 9 (21.95%) Aquila
6 9 (21.95%) Oracle
6 9 (21.95%) XML
6 9 (21.95%) VME
6 9 (21.95%) CA Endevor
6 9 (21.95%) Release Management
7 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.20%) Security Management
8 4 (9.76%) Middleware
8 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
8 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
8 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.76%) Data Architecture
8 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
9 3 (7.32%) jQuery
9 3 (7.32%) Test Management
9 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Project
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 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 15 (36.59%) DB2
2 11 (26.83%) IMS/DB
3 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) Mainframe Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Architect
3 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
4 8 (19.51%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Technical Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Programmer
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
7 3 (7.32%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) SAP Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Project Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Tester
9 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) XML
2 4 (9.76%) Middleware
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.32%) jQuery
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) UNIX
2 9 (21.95%) VME
3 2 (4.88%) MVS
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) OS/390
4 1 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) Migration
3 9 (21.95%) Release Management
4 5 (12.20%) Security Management
5 4 (9.76%) Data Modelling
5 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
5 4 (9.76%) Project Planning
5 4 (9.76%) Data Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Test Management
6 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.32%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
7 2 (4.88%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) PL/1
2 13 (31.71%) SQL
3 10 (24.39%) JCL
4 3 (7.32%) Scala
4 3 (7.32%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) COBOL
4 3 (7.32%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) 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%) RACF
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) CA Endevor
2 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.44%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) IBM
2 13 (31.71%) Syncsort
3 9 (21.95%) Oracle
3 9 (21.95%) Aquila
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) ICL
5 2 (4.88%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) Intel
6 1 (2.44%) Micro Focus
6 1 (2.44%) VMware
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