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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 172 179 182
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 31 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.42% 1.09% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 21
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£425 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £354 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £740 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +139.13%
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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
2179 2202 2627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.25% 37.35% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1737 1655 1983
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 59
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.61 £12.65 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £29.75 £71.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 18 (35.29%) DB2
2 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Banking
3 14 (27.45%) COBOL
4 12 (23.53%) UNIX
5 11 (21.57%) SQL
6 10 (19.61%) CICS
6 10 (19.61%) Change Management
6 10 (19.61%) SDLC
7 7 (13.73%) JCL
7 7 (13.73%) Windows
7 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (11.76%) Project Management
8 6 (11.76%) Information Management
8 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.80%) IBM
10 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
10 4 (7.84%) Linux
10 4 (7.84%) zOS
10 4 (7.84%) Retail
10 4 (7.84%) Data Analysis
10 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
11 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
11 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.88%) Information Security
11 3 (5.88%) Migration
11 3 (5.88%) CA
11 3 (5.88%) Intranet
11 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 10 (19.61%) CICS
2 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Project
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Intranet
2 2 (3.92%) LAN
2 2 (3.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) VLAN
3 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) Hazelcast
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) XPEDITER
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
1 17 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.88%) Back Office
4 2 (3.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Technical Business Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Business Systems Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.92%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Change Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Data Centre Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Incident Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Leader
8 1 (1.96%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
1 2 (3.92%) ISPF
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.96%) OAuth
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.96%) Spring
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) PMI
4 1 (1.96%) AS400
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Equities
4 1 (1.96%) Tandem
4 1 (1.96%) VSAM
4 1 (1.96%) PKI
4 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.96%) iSeries
4 1 (1.96%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) UNIX
2 7 (13.73%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) zOS
4 2 (3.92%) OS/390
5 1 (1.96%) MVS
5 1 (1.96%) VMS
5 1 (1.96%) NetWare
5 1 (1.96%) AIX
5 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Change Management
1 10 (19.61%) SDLC
2 6 (11.76%) Project Management
2 6 (11.76%) Information Management
2 6 (11.76%) Test Scripting
2 6 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (7.84%) Data Analysis
4 3 (5.88%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Information Security
4 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.92%) Change Control
5 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.92%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (3.92%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.96%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.96%) Service Management
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) COBOL
2 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 7 (13.73%) JCL
4 2 (3.92%) REXX
4 2 (3.92%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
5 1 (1.96%) VBA
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) CA Endevor
1 2 (3.92%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) IBM
2 3 (5.88%) CA
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) WorldPay
4 1 (1.96%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.96%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) Actimize
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Dell
4 1 (1.96%) BMC
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