Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 58 57
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1 -11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.56% 0.88% 2.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.27% 2.34% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 15
Lancashire median daily rate £423 £375 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% -21.88% +65.52%
10th Percentile £359 £309 £333
90th Percentile £519 £478 £726
North West median daily rate £425 £475 £465
% change year-on-year -10.53% +2.15% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £51.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £51.00 -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 164 214 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 36.61% 37.68% 30.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 159 183
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £400 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.40% +29.38%
10th Percentile £169 £160 £230
90th Percentile £615 £575 £610
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 38
Lancashire median hourly rate £32.38 £37.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.09% -6.88% +45.45%
10th Percentile £17.73 £11.46 £13.20
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.50 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.37% -4.29% +8.83%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 - 5 £458 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £385 - 2
Mainframe
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Syncsort
4 2 (28.57%) Replication
4 2 (28.57%) MVS
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) CICS
4 2 (28.57%) PL/1
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) HPUX
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) MQSeries
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Runbook
5 1 (14.29%) Google
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) OS/2
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre

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 2 (28.57%) CICS
1 2 (28.57%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared DBA
2 1 (14.29%) CICS Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) AIX
1 2 (28.57%) HPUX
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) MVS
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) OS/2
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Runbook
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PL/1
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Syncsort
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter