The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 392 374 341
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -33
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 7 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.046% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.093% 0.12% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 16
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£525 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £328 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £298 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.02% -20.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IBM Mainframe
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7524 8121 7522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.44% 37.37% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5550 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 168 157
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in London

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the London region.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in London

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in London

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the London region.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in London

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 1
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 27 (100.00%) IBM
1 27 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (74.07%) RACF
3 19 (70.37%) Banking
4 17 (62.96%) Finance
5 12 (44.44%) zOS
6 9 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (33.33%) CICS
6 9 (33.33%) DB2
6 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 9 (33.33%) ACF2
7 8 (29.63%) UNIX
8 7 (25.93%) SMTP
8 7 (25.93%) REXX
8 7 (25.93%) OMEGAMON
9 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (11.11%) Migration
10 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 2 (7.41%) CA Endevor
11 2 (7.41%) ISPF
11 2 (7.41%) Validation
11 2 (7.41%) VSAM
11 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
11 2 (7.41%) CA
11 2 (7.41%) JCL
11 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (7.41%) COBOL
11 2 (7.41%) SQL
11 2 (7.41%) SELCOPY

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (33.33%) CICS
1 9 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) SMTP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) DTS
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) ReSharper
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (70.37%) Banking
2 17 (62.96%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Programmer
1 6 (22.22%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Designer
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Technical Architect
4 1 (3.70%) DBA
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (7.41%) ISPF
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) LINQ
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) VSAM
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) zOS
2 8 (29.63%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
4 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) REXX
2 2 (7.41%) JCL
2 2 (7.41%) SELCOPY
2 2 (7.41%) COBOL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.70%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) RACF
2 9 (33.33%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (7.41%) CA Endevor
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Actimize
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle