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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 280 278 283
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 131 150 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.60% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 1.84% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 87 82
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £550 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -18.64%
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
7291 8161 8334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.61% 32.52% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4831 5614 5676
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 172 219
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -8.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +13 40 £423 -0.58% 7
Docklands, London +10 1 £500 +25.00%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 66 (29.46%) Finance
2 57 (25.45%) zOS
3 56 (25.00%) IBM
4 53 (23.66%) DB2
5 49 (21.88%) UNIX
6 45 (20.09%) Banking
7 38 (16.96%) SQL
8 34 (15.18%) Linux
9 32 (14.29%) Oracle
10 29 (12.95%) Windows
11 28 (12.50%) COBOL
12 27 (12.05%) JCL
12 27 (12.05%) RACF
13 26 (11.61%) CICS
13 26 (11.61%) Retail
13 26 (11.61%) IBM Mainframe
14 24 (10.71%) Middleware
15 23 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 21 (9.38%) CA
17 19 (8.48%) Project Management
17 19 (8.48%) Java
18 18 (8.04%) ACF2
19 17 (7.59%) Change Management
20 16 (7.14%) .NET
20 16 (7.14%) ISPF
21 15 (6.70%) SQL Server
21 15 (6.70%) Tivoli
21 15 (6.70%) SAN
21 15 (6.70%) Microsoft
21 15 (6.70%) Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (11.61%) CICS
2 13 (5.80%) SAS
3 12 (5.36%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (3.13%) Confluence
6 4 (1.79%) IIS
7 3 (1.34%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.34%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.34%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.45%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) Gentran
Applications
1 9 (4.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.34%) MS Office
2 3 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.45%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.70%) SAN
2 9 (4.02%) Internet
3 8 (3.57%) Intranet
3 8 (3.57%) Kerberos
3 8 (3.57%) NAS
4 5 (2.23%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.23%) SSL
4 5 (2.23%) LDAP
4 5 (2.23%) Firewall
5 4 (1.79%) SMTP
6 3 (1.34%) Network Security
7 2 (0.89%) LAN
7 2 (0.89%) VLAN
7 2 (0.89%) OSPF
7 2 (0.89%) RFID
7 2 (0.89%) WAN
8 1 (0.45%) DMZ
8 1 (0.45%) SMS
8 1 (0.45%) VoIP
8 1 (0.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.66%) DB2
2 15 (6.70%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.91%) Oracle Database
3 11 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.02%) DTS
6 5 (2.23%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.23%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.34%) IDMS
8 2 (0.89%) Base SAS
8 2 (0.89%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.45%) DataStage
9 1 (0.45%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.45%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 9 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.13%) ReSharper
2 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.79%) Subversion
3 4 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.34%) XPEDITER
5 2 (0.89%) Maven
5 2 (0.89%) JIRA
5 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.89%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.45%) CA Gen
6 1 (0.45%) Toad
6 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.45%) Introscope
General
1 66 (29.46%) Finance
2 45 (20.09%) Banking
3 26 (11.61%) Retail
4 8 (3.57%) Advertising
5 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Back Office
6 2 (0.89%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (18.30%) Analyst
2 32 (14.29%) Developer
3 29 (12.95%) Architect
4 20 (8.93%) Consultant
5 17 (7.59%) Programmer
6 15 (6.70%) Systems Analyst
7 13 (5.80%) Designer
8 11 (4.91%) Systems Programmer
8 11 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (4.91%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.02%) Administrator
9 9 (4.02%) Mainframe Developer
10 8 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.13%) .NET Designer
11 7 (3.13%) Ab Initio Developer
11 7 (3.13%) Fraud Analyst
11 7 (3.13%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.68%) DBA
12 6 (2.68%) Enterprise Architect
12 6 (2.68%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.71%) Middleware
2 16 (7.14%) ISPF
2 16 (7.14%) .NET
3 12 (5.36%) XML
4 9 (4.02%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.02%) WCF
4 9 (4.02%) LINQ
5 4 (1.79%) CSS
6 3 (1.34%) Web Services
6 3 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.89%) Flash
7 2 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.89%) FpML
7 2 (0.89%) Spring
8 1 (0.45%) JSF
8 1 (0.45%) HTML
8 1 (0.45%) JSP
8 1 (0.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.61%) IBM Mainframe
2 14 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.91%) iSeries
4 8 (3.57%) VSAM
4 8 (3.57%) Statistics
4 8 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (3.13%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.68%) EPoS
6 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.23%) AS400
7 5 (2.23%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.79%) Open Source
8 4 (1.79%) Replication
9 3 (1.34%) Clustering
9 3 (1.34%) PMI
9 3 (1.34%) Derivative
10 2 (0.89%) Tandem
10 2 (0.89%) CMDB
10 2 (0.89%) Economics
10 2 (0.89%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.45%) zOS
2 49 (21.88%) UNIX
3 34 (15.18%) Linux
4 29 (12.95%) Windows
5 11 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.46%) Solaris
7 9 (4.02%) AIX
8 6 (2.68%) VMS
9 5 (2.23%) MVS
10 4 (1.79%) SUSE
10 4 (1.79%) VME
11 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (8.48%) Project Management
3 17 (7.59%) Change Management
4 15 (6.70%) Migration
5 14 (6.25%) ITIL
6 13 (5.80%) Systems Analysis
7 12 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
7 12 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (4.46%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.02%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.02%) ETL
9 9 (4.02%) PRINCE2
9 9 (4.02%) E-Commerce
9 9 (4.02%) Data Analysis
9 9 (4.02%) Business Analysis
10 8 (3.57%) Statistical Modelling
10 8 (3.57%) Benchmarking
10 8 (3.57%) Service Management
10 8 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.96%) SQL
2 28 (12.50%) COBOL
3 27 (12.05%) JCL
4 19 (8.48%) Java
5 13 (5.80%) REXX
6 12 (5.36%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.46%) C#
8 9 (4.02%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.57%) VBA
10 5 (2.23%) Scala
11 2 (0.89%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.89%) C++
11 2 (0.89%) C
11 2 (0.89%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.45%) PL/1
12 1 (0.45%) Jython
12 1 (0.45%) Ruby
12 1 (0.45%) Python
12 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.45%) RPG
Qualifications
1 14 (6.25%) Degree
2 3 (1.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.34%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.89%) CCNP
3 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.89%) PMP
4 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.79%) SLA
3 2 (0.89%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (12.05%) RACF
2 18 (8.04%) ACF2
3 9 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.68%) RHEV
5 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.34%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.34%) vSphere
7 2 (0.89%) SRDF
7 2 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.45%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (6.70%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.23%) BladeLogic
2 5 (2.23%) CA Endevor
3 3 (1.34%) Control-M
4 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 56 (25.00%) IBM
2 32 (14.29%) Oracle
3 21 (9.38%) CA
4 15 (6.70%) Ab Initio
4 15 (6.70%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.80%) EMC
6 11 (4.91%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.46%) VMware
7 10 (4.46%) Citrix
8 7 (3.13%) BMC
8 7 (3.13%) TSYS
9 6 (2.68%) Sybase
10 5 (2.23%) SAP
11 4 (1.79%) Cisco
11 4 (1.79%) NetApp
12 3 (1.34%) Hitachi
12 3 (1.34%) HP
12 3 (1.34%) Sun
13 2 (0.89%) Fidessa
13 2 (0.89%) Avaya
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