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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 330 307 265
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -42
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 78 101 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 1.16% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 78
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£425 £470 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £368 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £30.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-28.19% +9.08%
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
7816 8719 8538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.38% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5334 6156 5921
Average daily rate £475 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £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 127 148 172
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 25 £413 -5.71% 2
Canary Wharf -5 1 £600 +200.00%
Hounslow - 1 £275 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 51 (33.55%) Finance
2 46 (30.26%) Banking
3 42 (27.63%) DB2
4 32 (21.05%) COBOL
4 32 (21.05%) UNIX
5 28 (18.42%) IBM
6 27 (17.76%) zOS
7 22 (14.47%) CICS
8 20 (13.16%) Oracle
9 18 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (11.18%) Migration
10 17 (11.18%) SQL
10 17 (11.18%) Windows
11 16 (10.53%) Project Management
11 16 (10.53%) Change Management
12 14 (9.21%) JCL
12 14 (9.21%) Linux
12 14 (9.21%) IBM Mainframe
12 14 (9.21%) Waterfall
13 13 (8.55%) ACF2
13 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (7.89%) WebSphere
14 12 (7.89%) Java
15 11 (7.24%) Web Services
15 11 (7.24%) Incident Management
15 11 (7.24%) Retail
16 10 (6.58%) Ab Initio
16 10 (6.58%) .NET
16 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
16 10 (6.58%) Oracle Database

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (14.47%) CICS
2 12 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.29%) Confluence
5 4 (2.63%) SAS
5 4 (2.63%) CMS
6 3 (1.97%) Apache
6 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.32%) JBoss
7 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.66%) FileNet
8 1 (0.66%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.66%) SPSS
2 1 (0.66%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Firewall
2 4 (2.63%) ATM
3 3 (1.97%) Internet
3 3 (1.97%) LDAP
3 3 (1.97%) HTTP
3 3 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.32%) SSL
4 2 (1.32%) LAN
4 2 (1.32%) WAN
5 1 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.66%) Network Security
5 1 (0.66%) VLAN
5 1 (0.66%) SSH
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless
5 1 (0.66%) SAN
5 1 (0.66%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (27.63%) DB2
2 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.66%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.66%) QlikView
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.66%) DataStage
4 1 (0.66%) Adabas
4 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.66%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.61%) JIRA
2 6 (3.95%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.29%) Subversion
4 2 (1.32%) XPEDITER
4 2 (1.32%) ChangeMan
4 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.66%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.66%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.66%) Toad
5 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (33.55%) Finance
2 46 (30.26%) Banking
3 11 (7.24%) Retail
4 6 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.97%) Advertising
5 3 (1.97%) Back Office
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (24.34%) Analyst
2 19 (12.50%) Architect
3 13 (8.55%) Developer
4 12 (7.89%) Consultant
5 11 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.26%) Tester
7 7 (4.61%) Mainframe Developer
7 7 (4.61%) Technical Manager
7 7 (4.61%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.61%) Test Manager
7 7 (4.61%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (3.95%) Administrator
8 6 (3.95%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Performance Tester
8 6 (3.95%) COBOL Developer
9 5 (3.29%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.29%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Technical Business Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) Web Services
2 10 (6.58%) .NET
3 8 (5.26%) ISPF
4 7 (4.61%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (3.29%) Middleware
6 3 (1.97%) J2EE
7 2 (1.32%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.66%) REST
8 1 (0.66%) Ajax
8 1 (0.66%) JSON
8 1 (0.66%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.66%) WCF
8 1 (0.66%) LINQ
8 1 (0.66%) Spring
8 1 (0.66%) XML
8 1 (0.66%) XSLT
8 1 (0.66%) ODBC
8 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.66%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.61%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.29%) LPAR
5 5 (3.29%) Cryptography
5 5 (3.29%) VSAM
6 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.97%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.32%) AS400
8 2 (1.32%) iSeries
9 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.66%) User Experience
9 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.66%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.66%) DataPower
9 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (21.05%) UNIX
2 27 (17.76%) zOS
3 17 (11.18%) Windows
4 14 (9.21%) Linux
5 9 (5.92%) AIX
6 3 (1.97%) Solaris
7 2 (1.32%) HPUX
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.32%) MVS
7 2 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.66%) VMS
8 1 (0.66%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.18%) Migration
3 16 (10.53%) Project Management
3 16 (10.53%) Change Management
4 14 (9.21%) Waterfall
5 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (7.24%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.92%) ITIL
8 6 (3.95%) Release Management
8 6 (3.95%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.95%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (3.29%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (3.29%) Information Management
10 4 (2.63%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.63%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.63%) Performance Testing
11 3 (1.97%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.05%) COBOL
2 17 (11.18%) SQL
3 14 (9.21%) JCL
4 12 (7.89%) Java
5 4 (2.63%) SELCOPY
6 2 (1.32%) Perl
6 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.32%) REXX
6 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.32%) Jython
6 2 (1.32%) Korn
7 1 (0.66%) Caml Language
7 1 (0.66%) LINC
7 1 (0.66%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.66%) PL/1
7 1 (0.66%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.66%) C
7 1 (0.66%) C#
7 1 (0.66%) C++
7 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 8 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.32%) ISEB
2 2 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.66%) FATCA
2 1 (0.66%) COBIT
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.55%) ACF2
2 8 (5.26%) RACF
3 4 (2.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.97%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.95%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.32%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.66%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.66%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 28 (18.42%) IBM
2 20 (13.16%) Oracle
3 10 (6.58%) Ab Initio
4 6 (3.95%) webMethods
5 5 (3.29%) BMC
5 5 (3.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.63%) Cognizant
6 4 (2.63%) CA
6 4 (2.63%) ATG
6 4 (2.63%) Actimize
6 4 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.97%) VMware
8 2 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.32%) Teradata
8 2 (1.32%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.66%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.66%) Unisys
9 1 (0.66%) Cognos
9 1 (0.66%) HP
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