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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 425 424 416
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.031% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.072% 0.086% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate £360 £550 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £430 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £585 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 - -
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
8321 8110 8837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.20% 36.28% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5936 5499 6182
Average daily rate £475 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 121 157
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £21.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bromley - 1 £500 -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) IBM
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) COBOL
3 5 (38.46%) DB2
3 5 (38.46%) CICS
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) JCL
5 3 (23.08%) Unix
6 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
6 2 (15.38%) VSAM
6 2 (15.38%) Retail
6 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 1 (7.69%) CA Endevor
7 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (7.69%) V-Model
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (38.46%) CICS
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.69%) RTP
1 1 (7.69%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) VSAM
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) MVS
3 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) COBOL
2 3 (23.08%) JCL
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ACF2
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) Green Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Siebel
3 1 (7.69%) TOWER Software
3 1 (7.69%) WorldPay