The first table below looks at the demand for the Mainframe Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Architect
Rank 411 383 422
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Architect 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.028% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.030% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £225
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +122.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Mainframe Architect
England

Mainframe Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Architect in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mainframe Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Mainframe Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe Architect across the London region.

Mainframe Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Mainframe Architect
Top 19 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Mainframe Architect in their job title 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 with Mainframe Architect in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) REXX
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) MVS
2 1 (50.00%) RACF
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) VSAM
2 1 (50.00%) ISPF
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking

Mainframe Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Mainframe Architect in their job title 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 with Mainframe Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) REXX
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CA
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Palm Mason
Rate: £500 - £600
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