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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 190 166 177
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 21 36 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.61% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.62% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 33
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £295 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £575 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +14.58%
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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
2230 2216 2758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.59% 37.67% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1608 2033
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 69
Average hourly rate £20.67 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £41.60 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 (36.73%) Finance
1 18 (36.73%) DB2
2 17 (34.69%) Banking
3 13 (26.53%) COBOL
4 11 (22.45%) UNIX
5 10 (20.41%) SQL
6 9 (18.37%) CICS
6 9 (18.37%) Change Management
6 9 (18.37%) SDLC
7 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (12.24%) JCL
8 6 (12.24%) Project Management
8 6 (12.24%) IBM
9 5 (10.20%) Linux
9 5 (10.20%) Windows
9 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.20%) Information Management
9 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
9 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.20%) Portfolio Management
10 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
10 4 (8.16%) Hedge funds
10 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
10 4 (8.16%) Retail
10 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
10 4 (8.16%) Information Security
10 4 (8.16%) zOS
10 4 (8.16%) Intranet
11 3 (6.12%) CA
11 3 (6.12%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (18.37%) CICS
2 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Intranet
2 2 (4.08%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) SSL
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
3 1 (2.04%) SMS
3 1 (2.04%) VLAN
3 1 (2.04%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.73%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) Ingres
2 1 (2.04%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) XPEDITER
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.12%) Back Office
5 2 (4.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (4.08%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Change Management Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Change Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (2.04%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
1 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (4.08%) ISPF
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.04%) OAuth
2 1 (2.04%) Spring
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Hedge funds
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) AS400
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Equities
4 1 (2.04%) Tandem
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.04%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.04%) iSeries
4 1 (2.04%) LPAR
4 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) UNIX
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 4 (8.16%) zOS
4 3 (6.12%) Solaris
5 2 (4.08%) OS/390
5 2 (4.08%) VMS
6 1 (2.04%) NetWare
6 1 (2.04%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) HPUX
6 1 (2.04%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Change Management
1 9 (18.37%) SDLC
2 6 (12.24%) Project Management
3 5 (10.20%) Information Management
3 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
3 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
3 5 (10.20%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (8.16%) Information Security
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.04%) Workflow
7 1 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) COBOL
2 10 (20.41%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) JCL
4 2 (4.08%) REXX
4 2 (4.08%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) VBA
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
1 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
1 1 (2.04%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (4.08%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.04%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) IBM
2 3 (6.12%) CA
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Novell
4 1 (2.04%) Veritas
4 1 (2.04%) Teradata
4 1 (2.04%) Actimize
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Dell
4 1 (2.04%) EMC
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) BMC
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