The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 156 165 180
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 39 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.76% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 2.35% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 30
Average daily rate
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£423 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £537 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1753 2296 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.40% 32.42% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1660 1882
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 49
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £48.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Mainframe
London

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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 Mainframe across the City of London region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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 Mainframe across the City of London region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 18 (26.87%) Finance
1 18 (26.87%) Banking
2 16 (23.88%) DB2
3 14 (20.90%) SQL
3 14 (20.90%) zOS
4 11 (16.42%) JCL
4 11 (16.42%) COBOL
4 11 (16.42%) Change Management
5 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (14.93%) IBM
6 9 (13.43%) UNIX
6 9 (13.43%) ISPF
7 8 (11.94%) Retail
7 8 (11.94%) CICS
8 7 (10.45%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
8 7 (10.45%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (10.45%) ACF2
9 6 (8.96%) CA
9 6 (8.96%) Tivoli
9 6 (8.96%) RACF
9 6 (8.96%) Project Management
9 6 (8.96%) .NET
10 5 (7.46%) ITIL
10 5 (7.46%) Service Management
10 5 (7.46%) ITSM
10 5 (7.46%) Migration
10 5 (7.46%) Cash Management
10 5 (7.46%) SWIFT
11 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (11.94%) CICS
2 4 (5.97%) SAS
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.48%) Confluence
4 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) Gentran
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Firewall
1 4 (5.97%) Network Security
2 3 (4.48%) LDAP
3 1 (1.49%) SMS
3 1 (1.49%) SMTP
3 1 (1.49%) FTP
3 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.49%) SSL
3 1 (1.49%) DMZ
3 1 (1.49%) RFID
3 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) DB2
2 4 (5.97%) DTS
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) IDMS
3 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.49%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.99%) XPEDITER
2 2 (2.99%) ReSharper
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.49%) CA Gen
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
1 18 (26.87%) Banking
2 8 (11.94%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Advertising
4 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Analyst
2 12 (17.91%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Mainframe Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Consultant
4 7 (10.45%) Programmer
5 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Service Management Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Programmer
6 4 (5.97%) Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Applications Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Fraud Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Designer
8 2 (2.99%) Mainframe Programmer
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.99%) .NET Designer
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) ISPF
2 6 (8.96%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) Middleware
3 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.97%) WCF
3 4 (5.97%) LINQ
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.99%) XML
4 2 (2.99%) CSS
5 1 (1.49%) JSP
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) JSF
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
1 7 (10.45%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (7.46%) SWIFT
3 4 (5.97%) Statistics
4 2 (2.99%) LPAR
4 2 (2.99%) EPoS
5 1 (1.49%) GIS
5 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.49%) AS400
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) zOS
2 9 (13.43%) UNIX
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) AIX
4 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Change Management
2 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.45%) Systems Analysis
4 6 (8.96%) Project Management
5 5 (7.46%) Service Management
5 5 (7.46%) ITIL
5 5 (7.46%) ITSM
5 5 (7.46%) Migration
5 5 (7.46%) Cash Management
6 4 (5.97%) Statistical Modelling
6 4 (5.97%) Analytics
6 4 (5.97%) Operations Research
6 4 (5.97%) Information Management
6 4 (5.97%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.97%) Benchmarking
7 3 (4.48%) ETL
7 3 (4.48%) Release Management
7 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.48%) Change Control
8 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) COBOL
2 11 (16.42%) JCL
3 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.97%) VBA
3 4 (5.97%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) REXX
5 2 (2.99%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) RPG
6 1 (1.49%) Scala
6 1 (1.49%) PL/1
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) ACF2
2 6 (8.96%) RACF
3 1 (1.49%) Samba
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.97%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.49%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.49%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) IBM
2 6 (8.96%) CA
3 4 (5.97%) Ab Initio
4 3 (4.48%) TSYS
5 2 (2.99%) BMC
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle
6 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
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