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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 313 250 277
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +27
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 107 173 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.69% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 1.85% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 110 80
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £371
% change year-on-year
- +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.09 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £19.00 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+35.52% +4.33%
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
8376 9335 8345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.05% 37.37% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5944 6591 5748
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 163 207
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £48.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -43 26 £475 +18.75% 4
Bromley 0 1 £550 -18.51% 1
Beckenham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 96 (40.00%) Finance
2 82 (34.17%) zOS
3 80 (33.33%) Banking
4 59 (24.58%) DB2
5 50 (20.83%) IBM
6 48 (20.00%) UNIX
7 43 (17.92%) ACF2
8 41 (17.08%) RACF
9 40 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
10 39 (16.25%) CICS
11 37 (15.42%) SQL
12 33 (13.75%) Oracle
13 29 (12.08%) COBOL
13 29 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (11.25%) Retail
15 25 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (9.58%) JCL
17 21 (8.75%) Middleware
18 20 (8.33%) Linux
19 19 (7.92%) Project Management
20 17 (7.08%) .NET
20 17 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
21 16 (6.67%) Windows
21 16 (6.67%) Unit Testing
22 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
23 14 (5.83%) ITIL
23 14 (5.83%) CA
23 14 (5.83%) Degree
24 13 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 13 (5.42%) Change Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 39 (16.25%) CICS
2 12 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 11 (4.58%) SAS
4 10 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (3.33%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.42%) Gentran
7 1 (0.42%) PowerExchange
7 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.42%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) MS Office
2 3 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.83%) SPSS
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.42%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.33%) SAN
1 8 (3.33%) NAS
2 7 (2.92%) Kerberos
2 7 (2.92%) SMTP
3 5 (2.08%) SSL
4 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.25%) LDAP
6 2 (0.83%) SNA
7 1 (0.42%) VoIP
7 1 (0.42%) FTP
7 1 (0.42%) DMZ
7 1 (0.42%) Internet
7 1 (0.42%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (24.58%) DB2
2 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.58%) DTS
5 10 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.08%) DataStage
7 5 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.83%) QlikView
9 2 (0.83%) IDMS
9 2 (0.83%) OLAP
9 2 (0.83%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.75%) ReSharper
2 9 (3.75%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (1.25%) XPEDITER
5 2 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.83%) Toad
5 2 (0.83%) JIRA
5 2 (0.83%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.42%) PROIV
6 1 (0.42%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.42%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.42%) Introscope
General
1 96 (40.00%) Finance
2 80 (33.33%) Banking
3 27 (11.25%) Retail
4 6 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.50%) Advertising
5 4 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.83%) French Language
6 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (17.08%) Analyst
2 28 (11.67%) Programmer
3 26 (10.83%) Systems Programmer
4 25 (10.42%) Developer
5 20 (8.33%) Consultant
6 17 (7.08%) Architect
7 14 (5.83%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
8 12 (5.00%) Administrator
9 11 (4.58%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.17%) Mainframe Developer
10 10 (4.17%) Designer
11 8 (3.33%) .NET Designer
11 8 (3.33%) DBA
11 8 (3.33%) Business Analyst
12 7 (2.92%) DB2 DBA
12 7 (2.92%) Ab Initio Developer
12 7 (2.92%) Service Management Analyst
12 7 (2.92%) Mainframe Programmer
13 6 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.75%) Middleware
2 17 (7.08%) .NET
3 12 (5.00%) ISPF
4 11 (4.58%) ASP.NET
4 11 (4.58%) WCF
4 11 (4.58%) LINQ
5 10 (4.17%) XML
5 10 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (3.33%) Web Services
7 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.42%) FpML
8 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.42%) MXML
8 1 (0.42%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 25 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.42%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.00%) VSAM
5 8 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.92%) SWIFT
7 6 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.67%) Statistics
9 3 (1.25%) Derivative
9 3 (1.25%) Clustering
9 3 (1.25%) Replication
9 3 (1.25%) iSeries
9 3 (1.25%) Open Source
10 2 (0.83%) EPoS
10 2 (0.83%) Tandem
10 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.42%) Economics
11 1 (0.42%) HACMP
11 1 (0.42%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 82 (34.17%) zOS
2 48 (20.00%) UNIX
3 20 (8.33%) Linux
4 16 (6.67%) Windows
5 8 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.50%) VMS
7 5 (2.08%) MVS
7 5 (2.08%) AIX
8 3 (1.25%) VME
8 3 (1.25%) Solaris
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.83%) HPUX
10 1 (0.42%) SUSE
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (7.92%) Project Management
3 17 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 14 (5.83%) ITIL
6 13 (5.42%) Change Management
7 11 (4.58%) ETL
8 10 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (4.17%) Data Transformation
9 9 (3.75%) Performance Analysis
9 9 (3.75%) Business Analysis
9 9 (3.75%) Service Management
9 9 (3.75%) Configuration Management
10 7 (2.92%) ITSM
10 7 (2.92%) Workflow
10 7 (2.92%) Cash Management
10 7 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (2.92%) Analytics
11 6 (2.50%) Validation
11 6 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (15.42%) SQL
2 29 (12.08%) COBOL
3 23 (9.58%) JCL
4 13 (5.42%) Java
5 12 (5.00%) C#
5 12 (5.00%) REXX
6 11 (4.58%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.58%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.08%) Assembly Language
8 4 (1.67%) VBA
8 4 (1.67%) Scala
9 2 (0.83%) C
9 2 (0.83%) C++
9 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.42%) RPG
10 1 (0.42%) VB
10 1 (0.42%) Perl
10 1 (0.42%) Python
10 1 (0.42%) Jython
10 1 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (5.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (0.42%) ISEB
2 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.67%) QA
3 3 (1.25%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 43 (17.92%) ACF2
2 41 (17.08%) RACF
3 7 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.50%) RHEV
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (4.58%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.25%) CA Endevor
4 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (0.83%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (0.83%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (20.83%) IBM
2 33 (13.75%) Oracle
3 14 (5.83%) CA
4 11 (4.58%) Ab Initio
5 9 (3.75%) SAP
6 8 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.92%) VMware
8 6 (2.50%) BMC
9 5 (2.08%) Sybase
9 5 (2.08%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.08%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.67%) Cognos
10 4 (1.67%) Sun
10 4 (1.67%) Remedy
11 3 (1.25%) TSYS
12 2 (0.83%) HP
12 2 (0.83%) Unisys
13 1 (0.42%) Dell
13 1 (0.42%) Software AG
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