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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 151 168 181
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.52% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.36% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 15
Median daily rate £460 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £530 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
Mainframe
London

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
1305 2198 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.28% 37.76% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1736 1697
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 28
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.20 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) CA
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Retail
5 3 (14.29%) zOS
5 3 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) Middleware
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) RACF
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) JBoss
6 2 (9.52%) zSecure
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.52%) OpenText
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
6 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
6 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.76%) Information Management
7 1 (4.76%) Document Management
7 1 (4.76%) Logistics

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) RACF Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) RACF Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) RACF Technician
5 2 (9.52%) Security Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Security Technician
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Commercial Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Supplier Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) zOS
2 1 (4.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) Document Management
4 1 (4.76%) Information Management
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Microservices
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Project Governance
4 1 (4.76%) SDLC
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) JCL
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (9.52%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) OpenText
3 1 (4.76%) JDA
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy