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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 146 189 175
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 16 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.34% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 0.87% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 23
Median daily rate £460 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £485 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+29.60% -9.09%
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
1369 2299 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.76% 38.66% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1843 1650
Median daily rate £463 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 42 45
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -0.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 12 (50.00%) CA
3 8 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 3 (12.50%) zSecure
4 3 (12.50%) zOS
4 3 (12.50%) RACF
4 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Middleware
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) JBoss
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) OpenText
5 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Microservices
6 1 (4.17%) Service Design

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) JBoss
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.17%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
1 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
General
1 17 (70.83%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (45.83%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) RACF Technician
4 3 (12.50%) Security Technician
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) RACF Security Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) RACF Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Major Incident Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) zOS
2 1 (4.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) CRM
3 1 (4.17%) ERP
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Microservices
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.17%) Service Design
3 1 (4.17%) SOA
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Validation
3 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) JCL
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) zSecure
2 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) CA
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) OpenText
3 1 (4.17%) JDA
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy