The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 326 262 280
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 65 134 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.61% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.63% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 77 62
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£433 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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
7398 8201 7243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.22% 37.45% 37.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5191 5655 5077
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 162 188
Average hourly rate £19.18 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.08% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in London

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in London

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in London

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in London

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 Mainframe within the London region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
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
City of London -9 15 £403 +0.62% 4
Docklands, London +10 3 - -
Bromley - 1 £550 - 2
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 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 Mainframe.

1 78 (41.27%) Finance
2 73 (38.62%) Banking
3 66 (34.92%) zOS
4 42 (22.22%) ACF2
5 41 (21.69%) DB2
6 38 (20.11%) IBM
7 35 (18.52%) UNIX
8 32 (16.93%) CICS
9 31 (16.40%) RACF
10 28 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
11 26 (13.76%) COBOL
12 21 (11.11%) SQL
13 20 (10.58%) Oracle
13 20 (10.58%) Middleware
14 19 (10.05%) JCL
15 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (7.94%) Project Management
17 14 (7.41%) Retail
17 14 (7.41%) Unit Testing
18 13 (6.88%) Linux
19 12 (6.35%) Windows
19 12 (6.35%) OMEGAMON
19 12 (6.35%) VSAM
19 12 (6.35%) Management Information System
20 10 (5.29%) Change Management
20 10 (5.29%) REXX
21 9 (4.76%) CA
21 9 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
21 9 (4.76%) Shell Script
21 9 (4.76%) Web Services

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 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 Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (16.93%) CICS
2 9 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 9 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.65%) SAS
5 3 (1.59%) CMS
6 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) Apache
6 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) FileNet
7 1 (0.53%) Confluence
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) MS Office
1 2 (1.06%) SPSS
2 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) SMTP
2 5 (2.65%) Kerberos
2 5 (2.65%) SAN
2 5 (2.65%) NAS
3 4 (2.12%) LDAP
4 3 (1.59%) ATM
4 3 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.59%) SSL
5 2 (1.06%) Internet
5 2 (1.06%) SNA
5 2 (1.06%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) DNS
6 1 (0.53%) RFID
6 1 (0.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.69%) DB2
2 7 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.17%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.65%) DataStage
4 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.59%) DTS
6 2 (1.06%) SQLPlus
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.06%) QlikView
6 2 (1.06%) OLAP
6 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.59%) XPEDITER
2 3 (1.59%) JIRA
2 3 (1.59%) ReSharper
2 3 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.59%) Toad
2 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.53%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.53%) PROIV
4 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.53%) Zephyr
General
1 78 (41.27%) Finance
2 73 (38.62%) Banking
3 14 (7.41%) Retail
4 5 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.12%) Advertising
6 3 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (17.99%) Analyst
2 24 (12.70%) Programmer
3 20 (10.58%) Systems Programmer
4 17 (8.99%) Consultant
5 15 (7.94%) Developer
6 13 (6.88%) Architect
7 10 (5.29%) Administrator
8 9 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 9 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.76%) Mainframe Developer
9 8 (4.23%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Business Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) DBA
10 6 (3.17%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Mainframe Programmer
10 6 (3.17%) Mainframe Consultant
11 5 (2.65%) COBOL Developer
11 5 (2.65%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.58%) Middleware
2 9 (4.76%) ISPF
2 9 (4.76%) Web Services
2 9 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (2.65%) .NET
4 3 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.59%) WCF
4 3 (1.59%) LINQ
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.53%) MXML
5 1 (0.53%) REST
5 1 (0.53%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) XSLT
5 1 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.53%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (6.35%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.35%) VSAM
3 8 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.17%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.12%) iSeries
7 3 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.06%) DataPower
8 2 (1.06%) Replication
8 2 (1.06%) EPoS
9 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.53%) AS400
9 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.53%) Tandem
9 1 (0.53%) Economics
9 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 66 (34.92%) zOS
2 35 (18.52%) UNIX
3 13 (6.88%) Linux
4 12 (6.35%) Windows
5 7 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.65%) AIX
7 4 (2.12%) VMS
8 2 (1.06%) MVS
8 2 (1.06%) Solaris
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.53%) VME
9 1 (0.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (7.94%) Project Management
3 14 (7.41%) Unit Testing
4 10 (5.29%) Change Management
5 9 (4.76%) Migration
6 8 (4.23%) ETL
6 8 (4.23%) ITIL
7 7 (3.70%) Validation
7 7 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 7 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (3.17%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (3.17%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.17%) Information Management
8 6 (3.17%) Service Management
9 5 (2.65%) SOA
9 5 (2.65%) ITSM
9 5 (2.65%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (2.65%) Workflow
9 5 (2.65%) Cash Management
10 4 (2.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.76%) COBOL
2 21 (11.11%) SQL
3 19 (10.05%) JCL
4 10 (5.29%) REXX
5 9 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.23%) Java
7 4 (2.12%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.59%) SELCOPY
8 3 (1.59%) Perl
8 3 (1.59%) C#
8 3 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.06%) Jython
9 2 (1.06%) Korn
9 2 (1.06%) Scala
10 1 (0.53%) LINC
10 1 (0.53%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.53%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.53%) PL/1
10 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.59%) ISEB
1 3 (1.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.59%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.06%) COBIT
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (22.22%) ACF2
2 31 (16.40%) RACF
3 5 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.12%) RHEV
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (6.35%) OMEGAMON
2 7 (3.70%) CA Endevor
3 3 (1.59%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.06%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (20.11%) IBM
2 20 (10.58%) Oracle
3 9 (4.76%) CA
4 7 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.17%) BMC
5 6 (3.17%) Ab Initio
6 5 (2.65%) VMware
6 5 (2.65%) SAP
7 4 (2.12%) Cognos
7 4 (2.12%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.12%) Remedy
7 4 (2.12%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.12%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.59%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.06%) HP
10 1 (0.53%) Dell
10 1 (0.53%) Sun
10 1 (0.53%) Unisys
10 1 (0.53%) Sybase
10 1 (0.53%) Teradata
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