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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 393 384 401
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 19 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.14% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.42% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 7
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£340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £320 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £329 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.02% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
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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 London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7403 8044 8234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.56% 32.47% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4914 5528 5613
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -8.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 26 (100.00%) IBM
1 26 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (53.85%) SQL
3 10 (38.46%) Banking
4 9 (34.62%) C#
4 9 (34.62%) VB.NET
4 9 (34.62%) .NET
4 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
4 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
4 9 (34.62%) DTS
4 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (34.62%) WCF
4 9 (34.62%) LINQ
4 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (30.77%) zOS
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
6 7 (26.92%) ReSharper
6 7 (26.92%) Data Transformation
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (23.08%) CICS
8 5 (19.23%) DB2
9 4 (15.38%) SAP
9 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 4 (15.38%) CA
9 4 (15.38%) RACF
9 4 (15.38%) Project Management
9 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
9 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) CICS
2 2 (7.69%) SAS
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
1 9 (34.62%) DTS
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (19.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
2 7 (26.92%) ReSharper
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (7.69%) ChangeMan
General
1 10 (38.46%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) French Language
4 2 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) .NET Designer
1 7 (26.92%) Designer
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Programmer
3 4 (15.38%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Manager
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) .NET
1 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
1 9 (34.62%) WCF
1 9 (34.62%) LINQ
2 2 (7.69%) Flash
2 2 (7.69%) ISPF
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) HACMP
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) zOS
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) AIX
2 2 (7.69%) Solaris
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Data Transformation
2 4 (15.38%) DevOps
2 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) VB.NET
2 9 (34.62%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) REXX
4 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.69%) COBOL
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) JCL
5 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) RACF
2 2 (7.69%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) CA
2 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (3.85%) BMC
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
London
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago