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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 372 319 319
Rank change year-on-year
-53 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 69 117 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.51% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.35% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 69 86
Median daily rate £500 £485 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +15.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £358 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.20 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +44.66%
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
8254 8641 9086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.05% 37.46% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5806 5960 6193
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 167 206
Median hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 7 £460 -5.15% 2
Bromley -6 3 £475 -13.63%
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 64 (39.51%) Finance
2 60 (37.04%) Banking
3 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (17.90%) Unix
5 28 (17.28%) Service Management
6 27 (16.67%) Java
7 24 (14.81%) zOS
8 23 (14.20%) Migration
8 23 (14.20%) zSecure
9 21 (12.96%) Project Management
10 19 (11.73%) JCL
11 18 (11.11%) RACF
11 18 (11.11%) COBOL
11 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 17 (10.49%) Validation
12 17 (10.49%) Windows
13 16 (9.88%) Linux
13 16 (9.88%) DB2
13 16 (9.88%) Retail
14 15 (9.26%) Adabas
14 15 (9.26%) CA
15 14 (8.64%) Software AG
15 14 (8.64%) Oracle
16 13 (8.02%) IBM
16 13 (8.02%) NATURAL
16 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (7.41%) JavaScript
18 11 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (6.79%) ITIL
18 11 (6.79%) SOA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (6.79%) CICS
2 6 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.09%) Mule
3 5 (3.09%) Mule ESB
4 4 (2.47%) Apache
5 3 (1.85%) GlassFish
5 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.23%) SAS
6 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.62%) Confluence
7 1 (0.62%) Drupal
7 1 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.62%) JBoss
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.70%) MS Office
3 5 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Misys Midas
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.62%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.62%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.62%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.62%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.09%) SaaS
2 3 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.62%) IaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.09%) MPLS
2 4 (2.47%) LAN
3 3 (1.85%) Firewall
3 3 (1.85%) WAN
4 2 (1.23%) HTTP
4 2 (1.23%) SAN
4 2 (1.23%) VPN
5 1 (0.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.62%) FTP
5 1 (0.62%) Network Security
5 1 (0.62%) SSH
5 1 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.88%) DB2
2 15 (9.26%) Adabas
3 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.85%) BODI
5 3 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.62%) Informix
7 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Maven
2 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.85%) Subversion
3 2 (1.23%) JIRA
3 2 (1.23%) Toad
4 1 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.62%) JUnit
4 1 (0.62%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.62%) Selenium
4 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 64 (39.51%) Finance
2 60 (37.04%) Banking
3 16 (9.88%) Retail
4 10 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.56%) Marketing
6 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (3.09%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.85%) Front Office
10 2 (1.23%) Law
10 2 (1.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.62%) Electronics
11 1 (0.62%) French Language
11 1 (0.62%) German Language
11 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (19.75%) Architect
2 26 (16.05%) Developer
3 22 (13.58%) Analyst
4 20 (12.35%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (11.73%) Project Manager
6 16 (9.88%) Security Technician
7 12 (7.41%) Mainframe Analyst
7 12 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
7 12 (7.41%) RACF Technician
8 10 (6.17%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
8 10 (6.17%) Migration Manager
9 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (5.56%) Mainframe Developer
10 7 (4.32%) Data Manager
10 7 (4.32%) Data Migration Manager
10 7 (4.32%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.70%) Data Migration Project Manager
11 6 (3.70%) Mainframe Project Manager
11 6 (3.70%) Migration Project Manager
11 6 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.17%) Web Services
2 9 (5.56%) Middleware
3 8 (4.94%) REST
3 8 (4.94%) SOAP
3 8 (4.94%) Spring
4 6 (3.70%) J2EE
4 6 (3.70%) OAuth
4 6 (3.70%) SAML
5 5 (3.09%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.09%) JMS
5 5 (3.09%) JSP
5 5 (3.09%) Servlets
5 5 (3.09%) Struts
6 4 (2.47%) EJB
6 4 (2.47%) HTML
6 4 (2.47%) Java EE
6 4 (2.47%) jQuery
6 4 (2.47%) XML
6 4 (2.47%) XSLT
7 3 (1.85%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.17%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.32%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (3.70%) VSAM
6 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.47%) Tandem
8 3 (1.85%) iSeries
9 2 (1.23%) AS400
9 2 (1.23%) CMDB
9 2 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.23%) Derivative
9 2 (1.23%) Economics
9 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
9 2 (1.23%) Health Informatics
9 2 (1.23%) Informatics
9 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.23%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.23%) User Experience
9 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.90%) Unix
2 24 (14.81%) zOS
3 17 (10.49%) Windows
4 16 (9.88%) Linux
5 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.47%) MVS
7 3 (1.85%) AIX
7 3 (1.85%) Solaris
7 3 (1.85%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) Android
9 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.28%) Service Management
3 23 (14.20%) Migration
4 21 (12.96%) Project Management
5 17 (10.49%) Validation
6 11 (6.79%) ITIL
6 11 (6.79%) SOA
6 11 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.17%) Data Migration
7 10 (6.17%) Waterfall
8 9 (5.56%) Data Reconciliation
9 8 (4.94%) Data Analysis
9 8 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.32%) Data Architecture
10 7 (4.32%) Data Mapping
10 7 (4.32%) Matrix Organization
10 7 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.32%) Unit Testing
11 6 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (3.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (16.67%) Java
2 19 (11.73%) JCL
3 18 (11.11%) COBOL
4 13 (8.02%) NATURAL
5 12 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.09%) SQL
7 3 (1.85%) VBA
8 2 (1.23%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.23%) REXX
8 2 (1.23%) RPG
9 1 (0.62%) ABAP
9 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) C
9 1 (0.62%) C#
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
9 1 (0.62%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 10 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) ISEB
4 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.62%) PMP
4 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SEPA
3 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.11%) RACF
2 8 (4.94%) ACF2
3 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.23%) XenApp
4 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (14.20%) zSecure
2 5 (3.09%) CloudHub
3 3 (1.85%) OpenSSO
4 2 (1.23%) HP NNM
4 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.23%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.23%) SCCM
5 1 (0.62%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.62%) Legato
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (9.26%) CA
2 14 (8.64%) Oracle
2 14 (8.64%) Software AG
3 13 (8.02%) IBM
4 6 (3.70%) Remedy
5 5 (3.09%) Informatica
5 5 (3.09%) MuleSoft
5 5 (3.09%) Perforce
5 5 (3.09%) SAP
6 4 (2.47%) Sun
7 3 (1.85%) Cognos
7 3 (1.85%) HP
8 2 (1.23%) ATG
8 2 (1.23%) Cisco
8 2 (1.23%) Citrix
8 2 (1.23%) JDA
8 2 (1.23%) Lotus
8 2 (1.23%) VMware
9 1 (0.62%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.62%) OpenText
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