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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 176 167 162
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.58% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.79% 1.53% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 23
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£403 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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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
1902 2281 2065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.52% 37.92% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1670 1610
Average daily rate £460 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +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 £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 51
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% -5.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 January 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 23 January 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 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (23.91%) zOS
4 10 (21.74%) SQL
4 10 (21.74%) DB2
4 10 (21.74%) Change Management
5 8 (17.39%) RACF
6 7 (15.22%) IBM
6 7 (15.22%) UNIX
7 6 (13.04%) Information Management
7 6 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.87%) ACF2
8 5 (10.87%) Retail
8 5 (10.87%) ITIL
8 5 (10.87%) Project Management
8 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
8 5 (10.87%) Service Management
8 5 (10.87%) Oracle
8 5 (10.87%) COBOL
8 5 (10.87%) CICS
9 4 (8.70%) JCL
9 4 (8.70%) Workflow
9 4 (8.70%) Advertising
9 4 (8.70%) ITSM
9 4 (8.70%) Document Management
9 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
9 4 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (10.87%) CICS
2 2 (4.35%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) FileNet
3 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) NAS
2 1 (2.17%) RFID
2 1 (2.17%) SNA
2 1 (2.17%) SAN
2 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) DB2
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) XPEDITER
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) PROIV
2 1 (2.17%) PowerDesigner
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 4 (8.70%) Advertising
4 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Business Analyst
2 8 (17.39%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Business Systems Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Systems Programmer
4 5 (10.87%) Programmer
4 5 (10.87%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Service Management Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (6.52%) Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Mainframe DBA
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) ISPF
1 3 (6.52%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) MXML
2 1 (2.17%) FpML
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (8.70%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.17%) iSeries
4 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.17%) VSAM
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) zOS
2 7 (15.22%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) MVS
4 1 (2.17%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (21.74%) Change Management
3 6 (13.04%) Information Management
3 6 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
3 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) Service Management
5 4 (8.70%) Workflow
5 4 (8.70%) ITSM
5 4 (8.70%) Document Management
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Cash Management
6 3 (6.52%) Release Management
6 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.52%) ETL
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) COBOL
3 4 (8.70%) JCL
4 1 (2.17%) Scala
4 1 (2.17%) SAS Macro
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.17%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) RACF
2 5 (10.87%) ACF2
3 1 (2.17%) RHEV
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.35%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) IBM
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) BMC
3 3 (6.52%) CA
4 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Teradata
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
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