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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 158 159 172
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 41 68 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.94% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.01% 2.51% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 32
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
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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
2038 2706 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.58% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 2000 2151
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 67
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 22 (33.33%) Finance
2 20 (30.30%) SQL
3 16 (24.24%) zOS
4 14 (21.21%) DB2
4 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (21.21%) Banking
5 12 (18.18%) Change Management
6 10 (15.15%) Retail
6 10 (15.15%) COBOL
6 10 (15.15%) RACF
6 10 (15.15%) IBM
6 10 (15.15%) ACF2
7 9 (13.64%) CICS
7 9 (13.64%) JCL
7 9 (13.64%) UNIX
8 8 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (10.61%) ISPF
9 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (9.09%) Information Management
10 6 (9.09%) Project Management
10 6 (9.09%) Advertising
10 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 6 (9.09%) .NET
10 6 (9.09%) CA
10 6 (9.09%) SAS
11 5 (7.58%) Middleware
11 5 (7.58%) ITIL
11 5 (7.58%) ITSM
11 5 (7.58%) Service Management
11 5 (7.58%) Systems Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (13.64%) CICS
2 6 (9.09%) SAS
3 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) Apache
5 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
5 1 (1.52%) Gentran
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.52%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) SNA
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
2 1 (1.52%) SMTP
2 1 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (1.52%) DMZ
2 1 (1.52%) RFID
2 1 (1.52%) LDAP
2 1 (1.52%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) DB2
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) DTS
3 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.03%) ReSharper
2 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.03%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.52%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
General
1 22 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (21.21%) Banking
3 10 (15.15%) Retail
4 6 (9.09%) Advertising
5 4 (6.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Developer
2 10 (15.15%) Consultant
2 10 (15.15%) Programmer
3 9 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Systems Programmer
5 6 (9.09%) Mainframe Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Service Management Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Fraud Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Architect
8 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) SAS Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Designer
9 2 (3.03%) Mainframe Programmer
9 2 (3.03%) .NET Designer
9 2 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) ISPF
2 6 (9.09%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) Middleware
4 4 (6.06%) WCF
4 4 (6.06%) LINQ
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.52%) FpML
6 1 (1.52%) JSP
6 1 (1.52%) Web Services
6 1 (1.52%) XML
6 1 (1.52%) J2EE
6 1 (1.52%) JSF
6 1 (1.52%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.58%) SWIFT
5 4 (6.06%) Statistics
6 2 (3.03%) LPAR
6 2 (3.03%) Credit Risk
6 2 (3.03%) Replication
7 1 (1.52%) GIS
7 1 (1.52%) AS400
7 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.52%) Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) zOS
2 9 (13.64%) UNIX
3 2 (3.03%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) VMS
4 1 (1.52%) MVS
4 1 (1.52%) AIX
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (18.18%) Change Management
3 6 (9.09%) Information Management
3 6 (9.09%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) ITIL
4 5 (7.58%) ITSM
4 5 (7.58%) Service Management
4 5 (7.58%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (7.58%) Cash Management
4 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.58%) Portfolio Management
4 5 (7.58%) Analytics
5 4 (6.06%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (6.06%) Operations Research
5 4 (6.06%) Document Management
5 4 (6.06%) Data Analysis
5 4 (6.06%) Workflow
5 4 (6.06%) Benchmarking
6 3 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.30%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) COBOL
3 9 (13.64%) JCL
4 4 (6.06%) C#
4 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
4 4 (6.06%) VBA
5 2 (3.03%) Scala
5 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) REXX
6 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.52%) PL/1
6 1 (1.52%) RPG
6 1 (1.52%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) RACF
1 10 (15.15%) ACF2
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Samba
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.52%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) IBM
2 6 (9.09%) CA
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) TSYS
4 2 (3.03%) Ab Initio
4 2 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Teradata
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