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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 173 175 176
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 1.18% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 15
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£425 £503 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +11.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £420 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £823 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
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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
1962 2286 2375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.01% 38.32% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1532 1760 1778
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 53
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.70 £48.87 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 (40.91%) DB2
2 15 (34.09%) Finance
3 13 (29.55%) Banking
4 12 (27.27%) COBOL
4 12 (27.27%) UNIX
5 10 (22.73%) SQL
6 9 (20.45%) CICS
6 9 (20.45%) Change Management
6 9 (20.45%) SDLC
7 7 (15.91%) IBM
8 6 (13.64%) Windows
9 5 (11.36%) Project Management
9 5 (11.36%) zOS
9 5 (11.36%) JCL
9 5 (11.36%) Information Management
9 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.36%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
10 4 (9.09%) Migration
10 4 (9.09%) Retail
10 4 (9.09%) Linux
10 4 (9.09%) Oracle
11 3 (6.82%) CA
11 3 (6.82%) Back Office
11 3 (6.82%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
11 3 (6.82%) CA Endevor
11 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (20.45%) CICS
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) FileNet
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) WAN
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) Intranet
2 1 (2.27%) VLAN
2 1 (2.27%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) DB2
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) XPEDITER
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (6.82%) Back Office
5 2 (4.55%) Advertising
6 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Business Systems Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Technical Business Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.55%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Change Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Tester
6 1 (2.27%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) ISPF
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) J2EE
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.27%) Spring
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
3 1 (2.27%) AS400
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) VSAM
3 1 (2.27%) Tandem
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Equities
3 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.27%) iSeries
3 1 (2.27%) LPAR
3 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) UNIX
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) zOS
4 4 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (2.27%) AIX
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) VMS
5 1 (2.27%) NetWare
5 1 (2.27%) OS/390
5 1 (2.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Change Management
1 9 (20.45%) SDLC
2 5 (11.36%) Project Management
2 5 (11.36%) Information Management
2 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
2 5 (11.36%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) ERP
6 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) COBOL
2 10 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) JCL
4 2 (4.55%) REXX
4 2 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
1 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.55%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) IBM
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) CA
4 2 (4.55%) WorldPay
5 1 (2.27%) BMC
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) Dell
5 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Teradata
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