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 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 166 163 166
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 39 59 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 2.49% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 36
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £329 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.52%
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
1736 2367 2533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.35% 32.24% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 1730 1909
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 58
Average hourly rate £18.18 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 September 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 1 September 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 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 17 (27.87%) zOS
3 15 (24.59%) SQL
4 14 (22.95%) DB2
5 13 (21.31%) Banking
6 12 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (19.67%) IBM
7 10 (16.39%) RACF
7 10 (16.39%) COBOL
7 10 (16.39%) UNIX
7 10 (16.39%) Change Management
8 9 (14.75%) CICS
8 9 (14.75%) ACF2
9 8 (13.11%) ISPF
9 8 (13.11%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (13.11%) JCL
9 8 (13.11%) Retail
10 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
10 7 (11.48%) CA
11 6 (9.84%) .NET
11 6 (9.84%) Project Management
11 6 (9.84%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (9.84%) Advertising
12 5 (8.20%) Service Management
12 5 (8.20%) ITSM
12 5 (8.20%) ITIL
12 5 (8.20%) Cash Management
12 5 (8.20%) SWIFT
13 4 (6.56%) Statistical Modelling
13 4 (6.56%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (14.75%) CICS
2 4 (6.56%) SAS
3 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.28%) Confluence
4 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.64%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) Gentran
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Kerberos
1 2 (3.28%) LDAP
2 1 (1.64%) SMS
2 1 (1.64%) SMTP
2 1 (1.64%) FTP
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) SNA
2 1 (1.64%) SSL
2 1 (1.64%) SAN
2 1 (1.64%) DMZ
2 1 (1.64%) RFID
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) DB2
2 4 (6.56%) DTS
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.64%) IDMS
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) XPEDITER
2 2 (3.28%) ReSharper
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.64%) CA Gen
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Banking
3 8 (13.11%) Retail
4 6 (9.84%) Advertising
5 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) Consultant
2 9 (14.75%) Programmer
2 9 (14.75%) Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Systems Programmer
3 7 (11.48%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Service Management Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Designer
5 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Administrator
5 3 (4.92%) Fraud Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) .NET Designer
6 2 (3.28%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) ISPF
2 6 (9.84%) .NET
3 4 (6.56%) Middleware
3 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.56%) WCF
3 4 (6.56%) LINQ
4 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.64%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) JSP
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.64%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) JSF
5 1 (1.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) SWIFT
4 4 (6.56%) Statistics
5 2 (3.28%) LPAR
6 1 (1.64%) AS400
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.64%) Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) VSAM
6 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.64%) EPoS
6 1 (1.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) zOS
2 10 (16.39%) UNIX
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) VMS
4 1 (1.64%) AIX
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (16.39%) Change Management
3 6 (9.84%) Project Management
3 6 (9.84%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (8.20%) Cash Management
4 5 (8.20%) Service Management
4 5 (8.20%) ITIL
4 5 (8.20%) ITSM
5 4 (6.56%) Benchmarking
5 4 (6.56%) Operations Research
5 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
5 4 (6.56%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (6.56%) Analytics
6 3 (4.92%) Information Management
6 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.92%) Release Management
7 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.28%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (3.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) COBOL
3 8 (13.11%) JCL
4 4 (6.56%) C#
4 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
4 4 (6.56%) VBA
5 2 (3.28%) Java
5 2 (3.28%) REXX
5 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) Scala
6 1 (1.64%) PL/1
6 1 (1.64%) RPG
6 1 (1.64%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) RACF
2 9 (14.75%) ACF2
3 1 (1.64%) RHEV
3 1 (1.64%) Samba
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.64%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.64%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) IBM
2 7 (11.48%) CA
3 3 (4.92%) Ab Initio
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) TSYS
4 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.64%) SAP
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.64%) BMC
4 1 (1.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago