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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 184 149 164
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 16 60 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.88% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 2.32% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 34
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£438 £401 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £600 £718
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +89.45%
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
2049 2585 2246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.32% 38.03% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1913 1725
Average daily rate £475 £475 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 60
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.84 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £42.50 £66.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 December 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 December 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 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Banking
3 13 (22.81%) zOS
4 12 (21.05%) SQL
4 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (19.30%) RACF
6 10 (17.54%) DB2
6 10 (17.54%) IBM
7 9 (15.79%) Change Management
7 9 (15.79%) Retail
8 8 (14.04%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (14.04%) UNIX
9 6 (10.53%) Project Management
9 6 (10.53%) ACF2
10 5 (8.77%) Portfolio Management
10 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
10 5 (8.77%) Middleware
10 5 (8.77%) COBOL
10 5 (8.77%) CICS
10 5 (8.77%) Advertising
10 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
10 5 (8.77%) ISPF
10 5 (8.77%) Information Management
11 4 (7.02%) Document Management
11 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
11 4 (7.02%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (7.02%) WCF
11 4 (7.02%) LINQ
11 4 (7.02%) ITSM

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (8.77%) CICS
2 2 (3.51%) SAS
3 1 (1.75%) Gentran
3 1 (1.75%) Confluence
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) RFID
2 1 (1.75%) DMZ
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.75%) SNA
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
2 1 (1.75%) SAN
2 1 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) DB2
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.02%) DTS
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.51%) ReSharper
2 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) XPEDITER
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.75%) PROIV
3 1 (1.75%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Banking
3 9 (15.79%) Retail
4 5 (8.77%) Advertising
5 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
6 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.75%) Billing
7 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) Systems Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) Business Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) Consultant
2 7 (12.28%) Programmer
2 7 (12.28%) Systems Programmer
2 7 (12.28%) Developer
3 5 (8.77%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Service Management Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Designer
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) DBA
5 3 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.26%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (3.51%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Mainframe DBA
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Middleware
1 5 (8.77%) ISPF
2 4 (7.02%) WCF
2 4 (7.02%) LINQ
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) MXML
4 1 (1.75%) FpML
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) SWIFT
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.51%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) GIS
6 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.75%) Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) AS400
6 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.75%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) zOS
2 8 (14.04%) UNIX
3 2 (3.51%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) MVS
4 1 (1.75%) AIX
4 1 (1.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) VMS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (15.79%) Change Management
3 6 (10.53%) Project Management
4 5 (8.77%) Portfolio Management
4 5 (8.77%) Test Scripting
4 5 (8.77%) Information Management
5 4 (7.02%) Document Management
5 4 (7.02%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (7.02%) ITSM
5 4 (7.02%) Workflow
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Service Management
5 4 (7.02%) Cash Management
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Release Management
6 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.26%) ETL
7 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.05%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) COBOL
3 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
3 4 (7.02%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) JCL
4 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) Scala
5 1 (1.75%) REXX
5 1 (1.75%) PL/1
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) RPG
5 1 (1.75%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.75%) SAS Macro
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) RACF
2 6 (10.53%) ACF2
3 1 (1.75%) RHEV
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.51%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) IBM
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) CA
3 3 (5.26%) BMC
4 2 (3.51%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Teradata
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