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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 12 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 5.56% 2.04% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.18% 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £329 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
33 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 30.56% 31.63% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 6
Median daily rate £375 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £435 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -26.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.00 £18.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £31.67 £23.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) OLTP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) OLTP
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Microservices
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (16.67%) SDLC
1 1 (16.67%) Test Management
1 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
1 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Lua
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP