Period
to 26 July 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mainframes
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 46 30
Rank change year-on-year +25 -16 +42
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 35 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.55% 3.05% 4.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.67% 8.67% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 28
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £338 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.96% -14.83% +20.08%
10th Percentile £355 £296 £325
90th Percentile £522 £443 £597
North West median daily rate £420 £430 £420
% change year-on-year -2.33% +2.38% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £31.30
North West median hourly rate £19.50 - £31.30

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 256 300 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 47.94% 35.17% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 191 147
Lancashire median daily rate £428 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £315 £255 £209
90th Percentile £543 £538 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 38
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.75 £23.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +57.63% -29.76%
10th Percentile £11.72 £12.18 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.33 £46.46
North West median hourly rate £25.92 £18.94 £15.89
% change year-on-year +36.83% +19.23% -0.72%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Lancashire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Lancashire

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Lancashire over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Lancashire

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Lancashire

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +10 32 £420 +27.76%
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 29 (82.86%) Migration
2 18 (51.43%) AIX
2 18 (51.43%) Linux
3 15 (42.86%) HPUX
3 15 (42.86%) Solaris
4 14 (40.00%) Unix
4 14 (40.00%) DB2
5 13 (37.14%) Windows
5 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
5 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
6 12 (34.29%) Replication
6 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
7 10 (28.57%) Middleware
8 8 (22.86%) IBM
9 7 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (17.14%) Project Management
10 6 (17.14%) zOS
10 6 (17.14%) SAN
10 6 (17.14%) Data Centre Operations
11 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (14.29%) Change Management
11 5 (14.29%) Logistics
12 4 (11.43%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (11.43%) OS/2
12 4 (11.43%) HP
13 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (8.57%) Citrix
13 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
13 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
13 3 (8.57%) SAP

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) DB2
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) DBA
2 9 (25.71%) DB2 DBA
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared DBA
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Migration Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Backup Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Manager
5 2 (5.71%) DB2 Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Integration Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
1 12 (34.29%) Replication
2 4 (11.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (8.57%) AS400
3 3 (8.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) AIX
1 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) HPUX
2 15 (42.86%) Solaris
3 14 (40.00%) Unix
4 13 (37.14%) Windows
5 6 (17.14%) zOS
6 4 (11.43%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Data Centre Operations
2 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) Logistics
3 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.86%) High Availability
6 1 (2.86%) Procure-to-Pay
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
1 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) IBM
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) CA