The 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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 170 167 166
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 24 39 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.66% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 1.84% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 35
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£463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £297 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £550 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1993 2120 2822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.87% 36.04% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1586 1498 2069
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 64
Average hourly rate £17.99 £18.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.67 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 26 (48.15%) Finance
2 16 (29.63%) Banking
3 15 (27.78%) DB2
4 12 (22.22%) COBOL
5 10 (18.52%) UNIX
5 10 (18.52%) CA
6 8 (14.81%) CICS
7 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (11.11%) SDLC
8 6 (11.11%) JCL
8 6 (11.11%) Project Management
8 6 (11.11%) IBM
8 6 (11.11%) Windows
8 6 (11.11%) SQL
8 6 (11.11%) Change Management
9 5 (9.26%) Migration
9 5 (9.26%) Linux
9 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
10 4 (7.41%) OS/390
10 4 (7.41%) zOS
10 4 (7.41%) Intranet
10 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
10 4 (7.41%) Information Security
10 4 (7.41%) Retail
10 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
10 4 (7.41%) Hedge funds
11 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
11 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
11 3 (5.56%) Portfolio Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (14.81%) CICS
2 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Intranet
2 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) SSL
3 1 (1.85%) SAN
3 1 (1.85%) SMS
3 1 (1.85%) VLAN
3 1 (1.85%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.78%) DB2
2 1 (1.85%) Ingres
2 1 (1.85%) Base SAS
2 1 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.85%) XPEDITER
General
1 26 (48.15%) Finance
2 16 (29.63%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.56%) Back Office
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Project Manager
3 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Tester
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Change Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Change Management Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
1 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.85%) ISPF
2 1 (1.85%) OAuth
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Hedge funds
3 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) AS400
5 1 (1.85%) Replication
5 1 (1.85%) Equities
5 1 (1.85%) Tandem
5 1 (1.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.85%) LPAR
5 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) UNIX
2 6 (11.11%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Linux
4 4 (7.41%) OS/390
4 4 (7.41%) zOS
5 3 (5.56%) Solaris
6 2 (3.70%) VMS
6 2 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (1.85%) HPUX
7 1 (1.85%) NetWare
7 1 (1.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.11%) Project Management
1 6 (11.11%) Change Management
1 6 (11.11%) SDLC
2 5 (9.26%) Migration
3 4 (7.41%) Information Security
3 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
4 3 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.56%) Information Management
5 2 (3.70%) Document Management
5 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
5 2 (3.70%) Change Control
5 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.70%) Workflow
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) COBOL
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) JCL
3 2 (3.70%) REXX
4 1 (1.85%) Ruby
4 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.85%) VBA
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
1 1 (1.85%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) CA
2 6 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) Dell
3 1 (1.85%) EMC
3 1 (1.85%) Intel
3 1 (1.85%) Citrix
3 1 (1.85%) BMC
3 1 (1.85%) Novell
3 1 (1.85%) Veritas
3 1 (1.85%) Actimize
3 1 (1.85%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco
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