The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 207 196 223
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +27
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.016% 0.079% 0.012%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.25% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £400 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2088 1997 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.37% 31.39% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1479 1961
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
IBM Mainframe
London

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the City of London region.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) CICS
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) zOS
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) COBOL
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) ISPF
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) LINQ
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) SAS Macro
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) CICS
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Programmer
1 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) LINQ
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) System Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Macro
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) BMC
2 1 (20.00%) CA
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