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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 167 181 175
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 1.20% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 23
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£425 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £395 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £469 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +9.00%
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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
1993 2500 2330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.65% 38.59% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1506 1858 1736
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 52
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.17 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 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 17 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 12 (32.43%) DB2
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Change Management
3 9 (24.32%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) UNIX
3 9 (24.32%) Banking
4 7 (18.92%) CICS
4 7 (18.92%) COBOL
5 5 (13.51%) IBM
5 5 (13.51%) Windows
5 5 (13.51%) Oracle
5 5 (13.51%) Information Management
5 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.51%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 4 (10.81%) zOS
7 3 (8.11%) JCL
7 3 (8.11%) CA
7 3 (8.11%) Linux
7 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) CA Endevor
7 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.41%) WorldPay
8 2 (5.41%) iSeries
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 7 (18.92%) CICS
2 1 (2.70%) FileNet
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.70%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) WAN
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) VLAN
2 1 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) DB2
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) XPEDITER
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Business Systems Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Business Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Change Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Auditor
6 1 (2.70%) Mainframe DBA
6 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Test Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) ISPF
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.41%) iSeries
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
3 1 (2.70%) VSAM
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.70%) LPAR
3 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) UNIX
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) zOS
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) VMS
5 1 (2.70%) NetWare
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (2.70%) MVS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Change Management
2 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
2 5 (13.51%) Information Management
2 5 (13.51%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL
6 1 (2.70%) ERP
6 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.70%) ETL
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
6 1 (2.70%) Data Security
6 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) COBOL
3 3 (8.11%) JCL
4 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) RACF
1 1 (2.70%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.70%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
1 5 (13.51%) IBM
2 3 (8.11%) CA
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.70%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
4 1 (2.70%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Teradata
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