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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
London / City of London
Rank 144 139 179
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +40
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.81% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 13
Median daily rate £558 £468 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.25% +16.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -34.17%

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
1114 1241 1968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.49% 40.31% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 939 1552
Median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 28
Median hourly rate £22.13 £19.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% +14.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £31.68 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 8 (61.54%) Finance
1 8 (61.54%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) J2EE
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 5 (38.46%) EAI
3 5 (38.46%) SOA
3 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) Workflow
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) Network Management
3 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) DB2
5 2 (15.38%) CICS
5 2 (15.38%) Adabas
5 2 (15.38%) CA
5 2 (15.38%) NATURAL
5 2 (15.38%) JCL
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
5 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 2 (15.38%) VSAM
6 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Advertising
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development

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 (15.38%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) Adabas
General
1 8 (61.54%) Banking
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Data Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Data Migration Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Migration Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 1 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (7.69%) DBA
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Environment Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Release Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
3 2 (15.38%) VSAM
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) EAI
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
1 5 (38.46%) Network Management
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
1 5 (38.46%) SOA
1 5 (38.46%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Data Security
3 1 (7.69%) E-business
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JCL
1 2 (15.38%) NATURAL
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) COBOL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) REXX
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) CA
2 1 (7.69%) BMC
2 1 (7.69%) Compuware
2 1 (7.69%) IBM