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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 175 182 166
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 21 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.54% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.37% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 25
Average daily rate
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£414 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.48% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £379 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £461 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
+29.50% +9.00%
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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
1985 2490 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.18% 39.21% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1509 1834 1715
Average daily rate £461 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 48
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £14.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Change Management
2 11 (30.56%) DB2
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (19.44%) UNIX
5 6 (16.67%) COBOL
6 5 (13.89%) Oracle
6 5 (13.89%) IBM
6 5 (13.89%) CICS
6 5 (13.89%) Information Management
6 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.89%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (11.11%) zOS
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (8.33%) JCL
8 3 (8.33%) CA
8 3 (8.33%) Windows
8 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.33%) CA Endevor
8 3 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Retail
9 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
9 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.56%) ISPF
9 2 (5.56%) iSeries
9 2 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (5.56%) Data Structures

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (13.89%) CICS
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) DB2
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) XPEDITER
2 1 (2.78%) PROIV
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Advertising
4 2 (5.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Business Systems Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Business Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Mainframe DBA
4 2 (5.56%) Change Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) DBA
4 2 (5.56%) Programmer
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) ISPF
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) iSeries
1 2 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.78%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) zOS
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) MVS
5 1 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Change Management
2 5 (13.89%) Information Management
2 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
2 5 (13.89%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) ETL
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.78%) ITSM
6 1 (2.78%) Data Security
6 1 (2.78%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (2.78%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (2.78%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) COBOL
3 3 (8.33%) JCL
4 2 (5.56%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) FATCA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) RACF
2 1 (2.78%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) CA Endevor
2 2 (5.56%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
1 5 (13.89%) IBM
2 3 (8.33%) CA
3 2 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Teradata
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