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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 172 158 173
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 32 71 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.97% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 2.59% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 37
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£438 £403 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.43% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £24.53
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -27.82%
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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
2042 2745 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.37% 37.59% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 2073 2103
Average daily rate £463 £475 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 66
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £35.90 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 17 (25.37%) zOS
3 16 (23.88%) Banking
4 15 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (17.91%) RACF
6 11 (16.42%) DB2
6 11 (16.42%) Retail
6 11 (16.42%) ACF2
7 10 (14.93%) IBM
8 9 (13.43%) UNIX
8 9 (13.43%) Change Management
9 8 (11.94%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.45%) COBOL
10 7 (10.45%) Project Management
11 6 (8.96%) JCL
11 6 (8.96%) Middleware
11 6 (8.96%) .NET
11 6 (8.96%) SAS
11 6 (8.96%) Advertising
12 5 (7.46%) ITSM
12 5 (7.46%) Service Management
12 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
12 5 (7.46%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (7.46%) Information Management
12 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
12 5 (7.46%) ITIL
12 5 (7.46%) CICS
12 5 (7.46%) CA

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (8.96%) SAS
2 5 (7.46%) CICS
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) Confluence
5 1 (1.49%) Gentran
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.49%) SNA
2 1 (1.49%) SSL
2 1 (1.49%) SAN
2 1 (1.49%) DMZ
2 1 (1.49%) RFID
2 1 (1.49%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.49%) NAS
2 1 (1.49%) LDAP
2 1 (1.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) DB2
2 4 (5.97%) DTS
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.99%) ReSharper
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.99%) XPEDITER
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.49%) PROIV
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 16 (23.88%) Banking
3 11 (16.42%) Retail
4 6 (8.96%) Advertising
5 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) Consultant
3 10 (14.93%) Programmer
4 9 (13.43%) Systems Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Systems Programmer
5 7 (10.45%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Service Management Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Mainframe Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) SAS Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Fraud Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) DBA
9 2 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) .NET
1 6 (8.96%) Middleware
2 5 (7.46%) ISPF
3 4 (5.97%) WCF
3 4 (5.97%) LINQ
3 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.49%) MXML
5 1 (1.49%) JSP
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) XML
5 1 (1.49%) FpML
5 1 (1.49%) JSF
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) SWIFT
3 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.97%) Statistics
5 3 (4.48%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.99%) LPAR
6 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.99%) Replication
7 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.49%) Clustering
7 1 (1.49%) AS400
7 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) zOS
2 9 (13.43%) UNIX
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 1 (1.49%) VMS
4 1 (1.49%) AIX
4 1 (1.49%) MVS
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (13.43%) Change Management
3 7 (10.45%) Project Management
4 5 (7.46%) Service Management
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL
4 5 (7.46%) ITSM
4 5 (7.46%) Information Management
4 5 (7.46%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.46%) Cash Management
4 5 (7.46%) Portfolio Management
4 5 (7.46%) Analytics
5 4 (5.97%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (5.97%) Operations Research
5 4 (5.97%) Document Management
5 4 (5.97%) Data Analysis
5 4 (5.97%) Workflow
5 4 (5.97%) Benchmarking
6 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.48%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) COBOL
3 6 (8.96%) JCL
4 4 (5.97%) C#
4 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
4 4 (5.97%) VBA
5 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) RPG
6 1 (1.49%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.49%) REXX
6 1 (1.49%) PL/1
6 1 (1.49%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) RACF
2 11 (16.42%) ACF2
3 1 (1.49%) RHEV
3 1 (1.49%) Samba
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.49%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (1.49%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 10 (14.93%) IBM
2 5 (7.46%) CA
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) TSYS
4 2 (2.99%) BMC
4 2 (2.99%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Teradata
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
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