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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 24 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 22 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.43% 1.92% 3.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.06% 5.68% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 2
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£350 £294 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -30.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £279 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £309 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £60.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% +120.00%
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
137 88 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.83% 33.85% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 53 32
Average daily rate £400 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £201 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 7
Average hourly rate £20.35 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.61 £15.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £34.00 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 - 10 £378 -
Chorley - - - - 1
Mainframe
North West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 15 (46.88%) PL/1
2 15 (46.88%) IBM
2 15 (46.88%) DB2
3 12 (37.50%) Syncsort
4 11 (34.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (34.38%) JCL
4 11 (34.38%) IMS/DB
5 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) Migration
5 9 (28.13%) Aquila
5 9 (28.13%) CA Endevor
5 9 (28.13%) Release Management
5 9 (28.13%) XML
5 9 (28.13%) UNIX
5 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle
6 6 (18.75%) VME
6 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) Security Management
8 4 (12.50%) MVC
8 4 (12.50%) jQuery
8 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
8 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.50%) .NET
8 4 (12.50%) C#
8 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (12.50%) MQSeries

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (12.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
2 1 (3.13%) TPMS
2 1 (3.13%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Project
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) DB2
2 11 (34.38%) IMS/DB
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Mainframe Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Project Manager
4 8 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (15.63%) Programmer
6 3 (9.38%) Applications Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 3 (9.38%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) XML
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 4 (12.50%) jQuery
2 4 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) UNIX
2 6 (18.75%) VME
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (28.13%) Release Management
2 5 (15.63%) Security Management
3 4 (12.50%) MVC
3 4 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Test Management
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) PL/1
2 11 (34.38%) JCL
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.50%) C#
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.38%) COBOL
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) IBM
2 12 (37.50%) Syncsort
3 9 (28.13%) Aquila
3 9 (28.13%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) ICL
4 2 (6.25%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.13%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.13%) VMware