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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 318 300 303
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 88 109 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 1.25% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 69 71
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£425 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £625 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £398
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +139.13%
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
8167 8728 9233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.49% 37.55% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5695 5960 6292
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 148 203
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%

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 2 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 July 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 -1 29 £425 -15.00% 2
Canary Wharf -9 1 £400 -
Hendon - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 63 (36.42%) Finance
2 51 (29.48%) DB2
3 45 (26.01%) Banking
4 37 (21.39%) COBOL
5 32 (18.50%) UNIX
5 32 (18.50%) IBM
6 30 (17.34%) CICS
7 23 (13.29%) SQL
8 21 (12.14%) Oracle
8 21 (12.14%) zOS
8 21 (12.14%) Migration
9 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (10.98%) WebSphere
11 18 (10.40%) Project Management
11 18 (10.40%) JCL
11 18 (10.40%) Windows
12 17 (9.83%) Change Management
13 16 (9.25%) Retail
13 16 (9.25%) IBM Mainframe
14 15 (8.67%) Waterfall
15 14 (8.09%) SDLC
15 14 (8.09%) Linux
15 14 (8.09%) Java
16 13 (7.51%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (7.51%) WebSphere MQ
16 13 (7.51%) Data Centre
16 13 (7.51%) Security Cleared
17 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (6.36%) Web Services
18 11 (6.36%) Active Directory

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 30 (17.34%) CICS
2 19 (10.98%) WebSphere
3 13 (7.51%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.89%) Confluence
5 3 (1.73%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.73%) Apache
6 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.16%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.16%) JBoss
6 2 (1.16%) CMS
6 2 (1.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.58%) Mule
7 1 (0.58%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.89%) DNS
1 5 (2.89%) Firewall
2 4 (2.31%) SAN
3 3 (1.73%) Intranet
3 3 (1.73%) Internet
3 3 (1.73%) HTTP
3 3 (1.73%) LDAP
4 2 (1.16%) ATM
4 2 (1.16%) LAN
4 2 (1.16%) WAN
4 2 (1.16%) FTP
4 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.16%) SSL
5 1 (0.58%) Wireless
5 1 (0.58%) SSH
5 1 (0.58%) VLAN
5 1 (0.58%) Network Security
5 1 (0.58%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (29.48%) DB2
2 9 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.20%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.73%) Adabas
4 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.58%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Subversion
1 7 (4.05%) JIRA
2 6 (3.47%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.73%) ChangeMan
4 2 (1.16%) XPEDITER
4 2 (1.16%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.58%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.58%) Ant
5 1 (0.58%) Toad
5 1 (0.58%) Maven
5 1 (0.58%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (36.42%) Finance
2 45 (26.01%) Banking
3 16 (9.25%) Retail
4 7 (4.05%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.89%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.31%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.73%) Back Office
8 2 (1.16%) Advertising
9 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 51 (29.48%) Analyst
2 21 (12.14%) Architect
3 18 (10.40%) Project Manager
4 16 (9.25%) Developer
5 13 (7.51%) Operations Analyst
6 12 (6.94%) Consultant
7 10 (5.78%) Administrator
8 9 (5.20%) Business Analyst
8 9 (5.20%) Technical Manager
9 8 (4.62%) Tester
9 8 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.62%) Mainframe Developer
9 8 (4.62%) COBOL Developer
10 7 (4.05%) Technical Project Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Senior Manager
10 7 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (3.47%) Senior Project Manager
11 6 (3.47%) WebSphere Administrator
11 6 (3.47%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.47%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (6.36%) Web Services
3 10 (5.78%) .NET
4 8 (4.62%) ISPF
5 4 (2.31%) J2EE
5 4 (2.31%) Middleware
6 2 (1.16%) Spring
6 2 (1.16%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.58%) OAuth
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.58%) Ajax
7 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.58%) EJB
7 1 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.58%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 13 (7.51%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.62%) LPAR
5 7 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.05%) VSAM
6 5 (2.89%) Cryptography
7 4 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.73%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.73%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.73%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.73%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.16%) iSeries
9 2 (1.16%) PKI
9 2 (1.16%) AS400
9 2 (1.16%) Replication
10 1 (0.58%) Clustering
10 1 (0.58%) Equities
10 1 (0.58%) Tandem
10 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.50%) UNIX
2 21 (12.14%) zOS
3 18 (10.40%) Windows
4 14 (8.09%) Linux
5 9 (5.20%) AIX
6 3 (1.73%) Solaris
6 3 (1.73%) OS/390
7 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.16%) MVS
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.16%) HPUX
8 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.58%) VMS
8 1 (0.58%) NetWare
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.14%) Migration
2 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.40%) Project Management
4 17 (9.83%) Change Management
5 15 (8.67%) Waterfall
6 14 (8.09%) SDLC
7 10 (5.78%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.20%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.62%) Test Scripting
9 8 (4.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.05%) Portfolio Management
10 7 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (3.47%) Release Management
11 6 (3.47%) Performance Testing
11 6 (3.47%) Information Management
11 6 (3.47%) Data Modelling
12 5 (2.89%) SOA
12 5 (2.89%) ETL
12 5 (2.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.39%) COBOL
2 23 (13.29%) SQL
3 18 (10.40%) JCL
4 14 (8.09%) Java
5 4 (2.31%) REXX
5 4 (2.31%) SELCOPY
6 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.73%) NATURAL
6 3 (1.73%) Perl
7 2 (1.16%) Jython
7 2 (1.16%) Korn
8 1 (0.58%) Caml Language
8 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.58%) Ruby
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) C++
8 1 (0.58%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.20%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) SLA
1 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) FATCA
System Software
1 11 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.05%) RACF
3 4 (2.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.73%) ACF2
5 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.05%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.31%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.16%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.16%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.58%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.58%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (18.50%) IBM
2 21 (12.14%) Oracle
3 11 (6.36%) Ab Initio
4 9 (5.20%) CA
5 7 (4.05%) BMC
5 7 (4.05%) webMethods
6 5 (2.89%) Actimize
6 5 (2.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.31%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.31%) ATG
8 3 (1.73%) VMware
9 2 (1.16%) Teradata
9 2 (1.16%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.16%) Informatica
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.16%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.58%) Sun
10 1 (0.58%) HP
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