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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 294 267 273
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 136 169 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.67% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.56% 1.79% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 96 95
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£420 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £690
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
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
8732 9444 9739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.66% 37.52% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5946 6553 6587
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 176 257
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £47.00 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +1 42 £425 +9.67% 6
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 80 (34.04%) Finance
2 75 (31.91%) zOS
3 57 (24.26%) IBM
3 57 (24.26%) DB2
4 55 (23.40%) Banking
5 47 (20.00%) UNIX
6 43 (18.30%) SQL
7 36 (15.32%) CICS
8 33 (14.04%) RACF
8 33 (14.04%) COBOL
9 31 (13.19%) ACF2
10 30 (12.77%) Oracle
11 29 (12.34%) Linux
11 29 (12.34%) IBM Mainframe
11 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (11.91%) JCL
12 28 (11.91%) Middleware
13 27 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (11.06%) Retail
15 25 (10.64%) Windows
16 19 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (8.09%) Project Management
17 18 (7.66%) Java
17 18 (7.66%) Change Management
18 16 (6.81%) .NET
18 16 (6.81%) CA
19 15 (6.38%) Microsoft
19 15 (6.38%) SQL Server
19 15 (6.38%) SAS
19 15 (6.38%) Management Information System

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 36 (15.32%) CICS
2 15 (6.38%) SAS
3 14 (5.96%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (3.40%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.85%) IIS
7 2 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) Gentran
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.28%) MS Office
2 3 (1.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) SPSS
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.43%) Misys Midas
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.68%) SAN
2 9 (3.83%) Internet
3 8 (3.40%) Intranet
3 8 (3.40%) Kerberos
3 8 (3.40%) NAS
4 6 (2.55%) SMTP
5 5 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.13%) SSL
6 3 (1.28%) LDAP
7 2 (0.85%) SNA
7 2 (0.85%) Firewall
8 1 (0.43%) VLAN
8 1 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.43%) OSPF
8 1 (0.43%) RFID
8 1 (0.43%) DMZ
8 1 (0.43%) FTP
8 1 (0.43%) LAN
8 1 (0.43%) VoIP
8 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (24.26%) DB2
2 15 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.26%) DTS
4 10 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.55%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.13%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.28%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.85%) DataStage
8 2 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.85%) IDMS
8 2 (0.85%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.43%) QlikView
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.40%) ReSharper
2 8 (3.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (3.40%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.70%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.28%) XPEDITER
5 2 (0.85%) ChangeMan
5 2 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.85%) JIRA
6 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.43%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) Introscope
General
1 80 (34.04%) Finance
2 55 (23.40%) Banking
3 26 (11.06%) Retail
4 9 (3.83%) Advertising
5 5 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.85%) Law
7 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.85%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 39 (16.60%) Analyst
2 32 (13.62%) Developer
3 26 (11.06%) Architect
4 24 (10.21%) Consultant
5 19 (8.09%) Programmer
6 13 (5.53%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.53%) Systems Programmer
6 13 (5.53%) Designer
7 12 (5.11%) Systems Analyst
7 12 (5.11%) Administrator
8 10 (4.26%) Mainframe Developer
9 8 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.40%) Mainframe Consultant
10 7 (2.98%) Fraud Analyst
10 7 (2.98%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.98%) .NET Designer
10 7 (2.98%) Ab Initio Developer
10 7 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (2.55%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (2.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.91%) Middleware
2 16 (6.81%) .NET
3 14 (5.96%) ISPF
4 10 (4.26%) WCF
4 10 (4.26%) LINQ
4 10 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.26%) XML
5 7 (2.98%) Web Services
6 5 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.43%) FpML
8 1 (0.43%) JSF
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.43%) MXML
8 1 (0.43%) HTML
8 1 (0.43%) JSP
8 1 (0.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.34%) IBM Mainframe
1 29 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.68%) VSAM
3 11 (4.68%) iSeries
4 8 (3.40%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (3.40%) Statistics
5 7 (2.98%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.55%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.13%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.70%) Open Source
8 4 (1.70%) Replication
9 3 (1.28%) AS400
9 3 (1.28%) PMI
9 3 (1.28%) Economics
9 3 (1.28%) Derivative
9 3 (1.28%) Clustering
10 2 (0.85%) Tandem
10 2 (0.85%) EPoS
10 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 75 (31.91%) zOS
2 47 (20.00%) UNIX
3 29 (12.34%) Linux
4 25 (10.64%) Windows
5 9 (3.83%) Solaris
5 9 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.55%) AIX
6 6 (2.55%) VMS
7 5 (2.13%) MVS
8 4 (1.70%) VME
9 2 (0.85%) SUSE
9 2 (0.85%) HPUX
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (8.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (8.09%) Project Management
3 18 (7.66%) Change Management
4 13 (5.53%) ITIL
5 12 (5.11%) Migration
6 10 (4.26%) Data Analysis
6 10 (4.26%) Systems Analysis
6 10 (4.26%) Unit Testing
6 10 (4.26%) Analytics
7 9 (3.83%) Business Analysis
7 9 (3.83%) Information Management
7 9 (3.83%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.40%) Service Management
8 8 (3.40%) Benchmarking
8 8 (3.40%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.40%) E-Commerce
8 8 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (3.40%) Statistical Modelling
8 8 (3.40%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.30%) SQL
2 33 (14.04%) COBOL
3 28 (11.91%) JCL
4 18 (7.66%) Java
5 11 (4.68%) REXX
5 11 (4.68%) C#
5 11 (4.68%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.40%) VBA
8 6 (2.55%) Scala
9 4 (1.70%) Assembly Language
10 3 (1.28%) SAS Macro
11 2 (0.85%) C
11 2 (0.85%) C++
12 1 (0.43%) PL/1
12 1 (0.43%) Jython
12 1 (0.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.43%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.43%) RPG
Qualifications
1 15 (6.38%) Degree
2 3 (1.28%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.85%) PMP
4 1 (0.43%) CCNP
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.70%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) QA
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (14.04%) RACF
2 31 (13.19%) ACF2
3 8 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.55%) RHEV
5 3 (1.28%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.43%) Samba
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) SRDF
6 1 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.26%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.55%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (2.13%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.28%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 57 (24.26%) IBM
2 30 (12.77%) Oracle
3 16 (6.81%) CA
4 15 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.68%) EMC
5 11 (4.68%) Ab Initio
6 9 (3.83%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.83%) Citrix
7 8 (3.40%) VMware
8 7 (2.98%) TSYS
9 6 (2.55%) Sybase
9 6 (2.55%) SAP
10 5 (2.13%) BMC
11 4 (1.70%) Sun
12 3 (1.28%) Business Objects
13 2 (0.85%) Cognos
13 2 (0.85%) Unisys
13 2 (0.85%) HP
14 1 (0.43%) Avaya
14 1 (0.43%) Software AG
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