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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 400 403 361
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -42
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 5 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.034% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.064% 0.092% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 13
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£575 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £410 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
7810 8732 8402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.94% 37.49% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5344 6178 5819
Average daily rate £475 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 146 170
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 14 (100.00%) IBM
1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Cryptography
2 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) zOS
2 5 (35.71%) AIX
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (28.57%) Actimize
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 4 (28.57%) RACF
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) JCL
4 3 (21.43%) CICS
4 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (21.43%) COBOL
4 3 (21.43%) SELCOPY
5 2 (14.29%) CA Endevor
5 2 (14.29%) ISPF
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) DB2
5 2 (14.29%) VSAM
5 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
6 1 (7.14%) SSH
6 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (21.43%) CICS
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) DTS
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Toad
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Designer
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) ISPF
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Cryptography
3 2 (14.29%) VSAM
4 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (7.14%) Smartcard
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
1 5 (35.71%) zOS
1 5 (35.71%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) HPUX
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.14%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JCL
1 3 (21.43%) COBOL
1 3 (21.43%) SELCOPY
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) C#
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) RACF
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) Actimize
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft