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 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
Mainframes
Rank 182 170 207
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +37
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.49% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 1.55% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 13
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £348 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £569 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £386 £361
% change year-on-year
+8.73% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.67%
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%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 28 (46.67%) DB2
2 20 (33.33%) Banking
3 17 (28.33%) CICS
4 16 (26.67%) COBOL
5 15 (25.00%) Finance
6 14 (23.33%) JCL
7 13 (21.67%) zOS
8 12 (20.00%) IBM
8 12 (20.00%) ISPF
9 10 (16.67%) Change Management
10 9 (15.00%) Tivoli
10 9 (15.00%) SQL
11 8 (13.33%) Retail
12 7 (11.67%) Java
12 7 (11.67%) UNIX
12 7 (11.67%) Windows
12 7 (11.67%) Linux
13 6 (10.00%) Middleware
13 6 (10.00%) Migration
13 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
14 5 (8.33%) Confluence
14 5 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
14 5 (8.33%) JIRA
14 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (8.33%) Ab Initio
14 5 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
15 4 (6.67%) Advertising
15 4 (6.67%) Firewall
15 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
15 4 (6.67%) CA Endevor

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 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 17 (28.33%) CICS
2 5 (8.33%) Confluence
3 2 (3.33%) Gentran
4 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.67%) SAS
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Firewall
1 4 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (3.33%) LDAP
2 2 (3.33%) SSL
3 1 (1.67%) SMS
3 1 (1.67%) SMTP
3 1 (1.67%) FTP
3 1 (1.67%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (46.67%) DB2
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) DTS
3 1 (1.67%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.67%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.67%) IDMS
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (3.33%) Toad
4 1 (1.67%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (33.33%) Banking
2 15 (25.00%) Finance
3 8 (13.33%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Advertising
5 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Mainframe Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Programmer
5 5 (8.33%) Systems Programmer
6 4 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Designer
7 3 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Environment Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Architect
9 1 (1.67%) Senior Enterprise Architect
9 1 (1.67%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.67%) Tester
9 1 (1.67%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) ISPF
2 6 (10.00%) Middleware
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) XML
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) WCF
5 1 (1.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
3 2 (3.33%) GIS
3 2 (3.33%) EPoS
4 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) zOS
2 7 (11.67%) UNIX
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Change Management
2 6 (10.00%) Migration
2 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (6.67%) ITIL
4 4 (6.67%) Change Control
5 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.00%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.00%) Information Management
6 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) ETL
6 2 (3.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) COBOL
2 14 (23.33%) JCL
3 9 (15.00%) SQL
4 7 (11.67%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.33%) REXX
6 1 (1.67%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.67%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) RACF
2 3 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.67%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) IBM
2 5 (8.33%) Ab Initio
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.00%) webMethods
5 2 (3.33%) BMC
5 2 (3.33%) CA
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago