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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 168 171 159
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 18 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.50% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.92% 1.30% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 32
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£414 £414 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +0.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £441 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £383 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.57% -4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £60.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% +120.00%
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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
1960 2235 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.45% 38.28% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1604 1682
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 14 (34.15%) Finance
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 12 (29.27%) Change Management
3 11 (26.83%) Banking
4 10 (24.39%) DB2
5 8 (19.51%) Information Management
5 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.51%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (17.07%) zOS
7 6 (14.63%) IBM
7 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.20%) UNIX
8 5 (12.20%) Oracle
9 4 (9.76%) Retail
9 4 (9.76%) Investment Banking
9 4 (9.76%) COBOL
9 4 (9.76%) CICS
9 4 (9.76%) RACF
10 3 (7.32%) JCL
10 3 (7.32%) Middleware
10 3 (7.32%) BMC
10 3 (7.32%) SAS
10 3 (7.32%) Windows
10 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
10 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
10 3 (7.32%) Workflow
10 3 (7.32%) Document Management
10 3 (7.32%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (7.32%) ACF2
10 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (9.76%) CICS
2 3 (7.32%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) XPEDITER
2 1 (2.44%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) PROIV
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.88%) Advertising
5 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Business Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Business Systems Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Systems Analyst
3 8 (19.51%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Business Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) DBA
5 3 (7.32%) Programmer
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Mainframe DBA
7 1 (2.44%) Architect
7 1 (2.44%) IT Auditor
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Middleware
2 2 (4.88%) ISPF
3 1 (2.44%) FpML
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) Spring
3 1 (2.44%) MXML
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.32%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (7.32%) Credit Risk
2 2 (4.88%) iSeries
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.44%) VSAM
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) zOS
2 5 (12.20%) UNIX
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) MVS
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Change Management
2 8 (19.51%) Information Management
2 8 (19.51%) Test Scripting
2 8 (19.51%) Portfolio Management
3 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.32%) Workflow
4 3 (7.32%) Document Management
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Analytics
5 2 (4.88%) Data Management
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) ETL
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (2.44%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) COBOL
3 3 (7.32%) JCL
4 2 (4.88%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) SAS Macro
5 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) RACF
2 3 (7.32%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) CA Endevor
1 2 (4.88%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (2.44%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) IBM
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) BMC
4 2 (4.88%) Teradata
4 2 (4.88%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.44%) VMware