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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 328 263 249
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 71 122 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.56% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.50% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 66 89
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£443 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.11% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £75.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £60.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.71% +120.00%
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
7524 8121 7522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.44% 37.37% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5550 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 168 157
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £48.75
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +5 18 £414 +0.18% 4
Docklands, London +9 3 - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 68 (40.00%) Finance
2 62 (36.47%) Banking
3 56 (32.94%) zOS
4 41 (24.12%) DB2
5 38 (22.35%) IBM
6 35 (20.59%) ACF2
7 28 (16.47%) CICS
7 28 (16.47%) COBOL
8 27 (15.88%) IBM Mainframe
9 26 (15.29%) RACF
10 25 (14.71%) UNIX
11 24 (14.12%) SQL
12 17 (10.00%) Change Management
12 17 (10.00%) Oracle
13 16 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (8.82%) JCL
15 14 (8.24%) Middleware
16 12 (7.06%) Retail
17 11 (6.47%) Unit Testing
17 11 (6.47%) Project Management
17 11 (6.47%) REXX
17 11 (6.47%) Java
17 11 (6.47%) Windows
18 10 (5.88%) OMEGAMON
19 9 (5.29%) ISPF
19 9 (5.29%) WebSphere
19 9 (5.29%) Migration
19 9 (5.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 9 (5.29%) WebSphere MQ
19 9 (5.29%) Linux

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (16.47%) CICS
2 9 (5.29%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.12%) SAS
4 6 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.94%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.35%) CMS
7 3 (1.76%) Confluence
8 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.18%) JBoss
8 2 (1.18%) Apache
8 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.59%) IIS
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.59%) FileNet
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) MS Office
2 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.12%) SMTP
2 4 (2.35%) ATM
3 3 (1.76%) LDAP
4 2 (1.18%) SSL
4 2 (1.18%) Internet
4 2 (1.18%) Firewall
4 2 (1.18%) HTTP
4 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.59%) SNA
5 1 (0.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.12%) DB2
2 7 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.35%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.76%) DataStage
4 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.59%) QlikView
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.59%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.59%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) JIRA
2 4 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.76%) Subversion
4 2 (1.18%) Toad
4 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.59%) PROIV
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.59%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.59%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.59%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.59%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.59%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.59%) ReSharper
General
1 68 (40.00%) Finance
2 62 (36.47%) Banking
3 12 (7.06%) Retail
4 5 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.76%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 29 (17.06%) Analyst
2 20 (11.76%) Programmer
3 16 (9.41%) Developer
3 16 (9.41%) Systems Programmer
4 12 (7.06%) Consultant
5 10 (5.88%) Architect
5 10 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.29%) Test Manager
6 9 (5.29%) Mainframe Developer
7 8 (4.71%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Business Systems Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) DBA
7 8 (4.71%) Administrator
8 7 (4.12%) DB2 DBA
9 6 (3.53%) COBOL Developer
9 6 (3.53%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.53%) Mainframe Programmer
10 5 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.24%) Middleware
2 9 (5.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (5.29%) Web Services
2 9 (5.29%) ISPF
3 6 (3.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.59%) XML
4 1 (0.59%) XSLT
4 1 (0.59%) JSON
4 1 (0.59%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.59%) WCF
4 1 (0.59%) LINQ
4 1 (0.59%) MXML
4 1 (0.59%) REST
4 1 (0.59%) FpML
4 1 (0.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.71%) Data Structures
2 8 (4.71%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.71%) VSAM
3 3 (1.76%) Credit Risk
3 3 (1.76%) iSeries
3 3 (1.76%) SWIFT
3 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.18%) DataPower
4 2 (1.18%) Replication
5 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.59%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.59%) AS400
5 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.59%) Economics
5 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 56 (32.94%) zOS
2 25 (14.71%) UNIX
3 11 (6.47%) Windows
4 9 (5.29%) Linux
5 4 (2.35%) AIX
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) MVS
7 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.00%) Change Management
2 16 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (6.47%) Project Management
3 11 (6.47%) Unit Testing
4 9 (5.29%) Migration
5 8 (4.71%) Portfolio Management
5 8 (4.71%) Test Scripting
5 8 (4.71%) ITIL
5 8 (4.71%) Information Management
6 6 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (3.53%) ETL
6 6 (3.53%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.94%) Release Management
7 5 (2.94%) Waterfall
7 5 (2.94%) Data Modelling
7 5 (2.94%) SOA
8 4 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.35%) Validation
8 4 (2.35%) Logistics
8 4 (2.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.47%) COBOL
2 24 (14.12%) SQL
3 15 (8.82%) JCL
4 11 (6.47%) REXX
4 11 (6.47%) Java
5 3 (1.76%) Perl
5 3 (1.76%) Assembly Language
5 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.76%) SELCOPY
6 2 (1.18%) Jython
6 2 (1.18%) Korn
7 1 (0.59%) LINC
7 1 (0.59%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.59%) Caml Language
7 1 (0.59%) Scala
7 1 (0.59%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.59%) PL/1
7 1 (0.59%) C#
7 1 (0.59%) VB
7 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (1.76%) ISEB
2 2 (1.18%) Degree
2 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) VCP4
3 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.18%) COBIT
2 2 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (20.59%) ACF2
2 26 (15.29%) RACF
3 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (2.94%) CA Endevor
3 3 (1.76%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.18%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (1.18%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (22.35%) IBM
2 17 (10.00%) Oracle
3 8 (4.71%) BMC
3 8 (4.71%) Ab Initio
4 7 (4.12%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.94%) CA
5 5 (2.94%) SAP
6 4 (2.35%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.35%) Cognizant
6 4 (2.35%) Remedy
7 3 (1.76%) ATG
7 3 (1.76%) webMethods
7 3 (1.76%) Teradata
8 2 (1.18%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.18%) Cognos
9 1 (0.59%) Unisys
9 1 (0.59%) Sybase
9 1 (0.59%) Sun
9 1 (0.59%) HP