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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 406 386 387
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 20 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.081% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 17
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£450 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.40 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -56.26%
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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
8744 9589 9128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.46% 37.84% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6105 6745 6293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 224
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 39 (100.00%) IBM
1 39 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 24 (61.54%) Banking
3 21 (53.85%) Finance
4 20 (51.28%) RACF
5 14 (35.90%) zOS
6 13 (33.33%) SQL
6 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (28.21%) DB2
7 11 (28.21%) CICS
8 10 (25.64%) DTS
8 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
8 10 (25.64%) VB.NET
8 10 (25.64%) .NET
8 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
8 10 (25.64%) C#
8 10 (25.64%) ACF2
8 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (25.64%) WCF
8 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (25.64%) LINQ
9 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
9 9 (23.08%) REXX
10 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
10 8 (20.51%) WebSphere
10 8 (20.51%) ReSharper
10 8 (20.51%) Data Transformation
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (17.95%) OMEGAMON
11 7 (17.95%) WebSphere MQ

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (28.21%) CICS
2 8 (20.51%) WebSphere
3 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (5.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SMTP
2 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) DB2
2 10 (25.64%) DTS
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 8 (20.51%) ReSharper
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (10.26%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (5.13%) ChangeMan
General
1 24 (61.54%) Banking
2 21 (53.85%) Finance
3 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Programmer
2 9 (23.08%) Systems Programmer
3 7 (17.95%) Designer
3 7 (17.95%) .NET Designer
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
5 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
1 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
1 10 (25.64%) WCF
1 10 (25.64%) LINQ
2 7 (17.95%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.13%) ISPF
3 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) zOS
2 7 (17.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 8 (20.51%) Data Transformation
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps
3 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
3 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) Quality Management
3 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.13%) Validation
4 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.56%) Test Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Change Control
5 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) VB.NET
2 10 (25.64%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) REXX
4 2 (5.13%) COBOL
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) JCL
5 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
1 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (51.28%) RACF
2 10 (25.64%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (10.26%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (2.56%) Business Objects