The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 3.20% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £335 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £403 £420
% change year-on-year
-0.06% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -28.19%
Mainframe
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Miscellaneous Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 33.60% 30.56% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 14
Average daily rate £375 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £217 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £27.34 £23.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Preston region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Mainframe
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 2 (50.00%) OLTP
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) zOS
3 1 (25.00%) SAML
3 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (25.00%) Informatica
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Lua

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (25.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Lua
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica