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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 328 275 286
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 75 147 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.62% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.66% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 91 71
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£475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.82% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.09 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +106.46%
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
7959 8860 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.97% 37.23% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5700 6161 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 159 199
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.84 £20.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% +15.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -36 16 £460 +14.85% 2
Bromley 0 1 £550 -18.51% 1
Beckenham - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 87 (42.44%) Finance
2 79 (38.54%) Banking
3 69 (33.66%) zOS
4 49 (23.90%) IBM
4 49 (23.90%) DB2
5 43 (20.98%) ACF2
6 38 (18.54%) IBM Mainframe
7 35 (17.07%) UNIX
8 34 (16.59%) CICS
9 33 (16.10%) RACF
10 28 (13.66%) SQL
11 23 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (10.73%) Oracle
12 22 (10.73%) COBOL
13 21 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (9.76%) Middleware
15 19 (9.27%) Project Management
15 19 (9.27%) Retail
16 18 (8.78%) JCL
17 15 (7.32%) Unit Testing
18 13 (6.34%) CA
18 13 (6.34%) SQL Server
19 12 (5.85%) .NET
19 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 12 (5.85%) Management Information System
20 11 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
20 11 (5.37%) OMEGAMON
20 11 (5.37%) Linux
20 11 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
21 10 (4.88%) DTS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 34 (16.59%) CICS
2 10 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (3.90%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.49%) Gentran
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.49%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.49%) FileNet
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (1.95%) MS Office
2 3 (1.46%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.98%) SPSS
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.41%) SMTP
2 5 (2.44%) SAN
2 5 (2.44%) Kerberos
2 5 (2.44%) NAS
3 4 (1.95%) SSL
3 4 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.98%) SNA
4 2 (0.98%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) ATM
5 1 (0.49%) FTP
5 1 (0.49%) DMZ
5 1 (0.49%) Internet
5 1 (0.49%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (23.90%) DB2
2 13 (6.34%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.88%) DTS
5 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.93%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.44%) DataStage
7 5 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.98%) OLAP
8 2 (0.98%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.98%) QlikView
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.90%) ReSharper
2 8 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.46%) XPEDITER
5 2 (0.98%) Toad
5 2 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.49%) PROIV
6 1 (0.49%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.49%) Introscope
6 1 (0.49%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 87 (42.44%) Finance
2 79 (38.54%) Banking
3 19 (9.27%) Retail
4 5 (2.44%) Advertising
4 5 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (13.66%) Analyst
2 27 (13.17%) Programmer
3 24 (11.71%) Systems Programmer
4 21 (10.24%) Developer
5 18 (8.78%) Consultant
6 15 (7.32%) Architect
7 9 (4.39%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.39%) Service Analyst
7 9 (4.39%) Administrator
7 9 (4.39%) Designer
7 9 (4.39%) Mainframe Developer
8 8 (3.90%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) DBA
9 7 (3.41%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.41%) .NET Designer
9 7 (3.41%) DB2 DBA
9 7 (3.41%) Mainframe Programmer
9 7 (3.41%) Mainframe Consultant
10 6 (2.93%) Test Manager
11 5 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.76%) Middleware
2 12 (5.85%) .NET
3 10 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.88%) WCF
3 10 (4.88%) LINQ
4 8 (3.90%) ISPF
4 8 (3.90%) Web Services
4 8 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (3.41%) XML
6 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.49%) JSON
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.49%) MXML
7 1 (0.49%) REST
7 1 (0.49%) XSLT
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.54%) IBM Mainframe
2 21 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.39%) VSAM
5 7 (3.41%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.93%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.95%) iSeries
8 3 (1.46%) Replication
8 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.98%) EPoS
9 2 (0.98%) AS400
9 2 (0.98%) Clustering
9 2 (0.98%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.49%) Open Source
10 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) Tandem
10 1 (0.49%) Economics
10 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.49%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 69 (33.66%) zOS
2 35 (17.07%) UNIX
3 11 (5.37%) Linux
4 10 (4.88%) Windows
5 5 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.95%) VMS
6 4 (1.95%) AIX
7 3 (1.46%) MVS
8 2 (0.98%) Solaris
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.49%) SUSE
9 1 (0.49%) VME
9 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (9.27%) Project Management
3 15 (7.32%) Unit Testing
4 11 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (4.88%) Change Management
5 10 (4.88%) ETL
6 9 (4.39%) Migration
6 9 (4.39%) Data Transformation
7 8 (3.90%) ITIL
8 7 (3.41%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.41%) Data Modelling
8 7 (3.41%) Validation
8 7 (3.41%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (2.93%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (2.93%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.93%) Service Management
9 6 (2.93%) Quality Management
10 5 (2.44%) ITSM
10 5 (2.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.66%) SQL
2 22 (10.73%) COBOL
3 18 (8.78%) JCL
4 10 (4.88%) VB.NET
4 10 (4.88%) REXX
4 10 (4.88%) C#
5 8 (3.90%) Java
5 8 (3.90%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.95%) Assembly Language
7 2 (0.98%) PL/1
7 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.98%) Scala
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.49%) C
8 1 (0.49%) RPG
8 1 (0.49%) VB
8 1 (0.49%) Perl
8 1 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (3.41%) Degree
2 3 (1.46%) ISEB
3 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.46%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.98%) COBIT
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (20.98%) ACF2
2 33 (16.10%) RACF
3 6 (2.93%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.95%) RHEV
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (1.95%) CA Endevor
3 3 (1.46%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.98%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (23.90%) IBM
2 22 (10.73%) Oracle
3 13 (6.34%) CA
4 9 (4.39%) SAP
5 7 (3.41%) Ab Initio
6 6 (2.93%) BMC
7 5 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.44%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.44%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.95%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.95%) Cognos
8 4 (1.95%) Remedy
8 4 (1.95%) VMware
9 2 (0.98%) Unisys
9 2 (0.98%) HP
10 1 (0.49%) Dell
10 1 (0.49%) Sun
10 1 (0.49%) Sybase
10 1 (0.49%) Teradata
10 1 (0.49%) Imperva
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