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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 439 426 413
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.030% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.025% 0.082% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £525 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £369
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
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
7909 8544 8845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.79% 36.45% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5606 5993 6053
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 150 155
Median hourly rate £19.23 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £52.17 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 London region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 10 (100.00%) IBM
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) DB2
3 4 (40.00%) COBOL
3 4 (40.00%) CICS
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (20.00%) JCL
5 2 (20.00%) VSAM
5 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) RTP
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (10.00%) CA
6 1 (10.00%) REXX
6 1 (10.00%) zOS
6 1 (10.00%) SAML
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in 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 4 (40.00%) CICS
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) Drupal
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) RTP
1 1 (10.00%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) OAuth
1 1 (10.00%) OAuth2
1 1 (10.00%) OpenID
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) SAML
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Swagger
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) VSAM
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) DataPower
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) API Development
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) COBOL
2 2 (20.00%) JCL
3 1 (10.00%) REXX
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ACF2
1 1 (10.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) Green Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle