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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 333 301 280
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -21
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 92 122 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.52% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 1.39% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 84 89
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£425 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -6.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £550 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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
8441 8801 9418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.96% 37.42% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5888 5939 6359
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 165 205
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -23 22 £425 - 1
Bromley -5 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf -10 1 £400 -
Hendon - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 73 (41.95%) Finance
2 47 (27.01%) DB2
3 41 (23.56%) Banking
4 34 (19.54%) UNIX
5 30 (17.24%) IBM
6 29 (16.67%) COBOL
7 26 (14.94%) CICS
8 23 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (12.64%) WebSphere
10 21 (12.07%) Migration
11 20 (11.49%) SQL
11 20 (11.49%) Oracle
12 19 (10.92%) Project Management
13 17 (9.77%) zOS
13 17 (9.77%) Java
13 17 (9.77%) Windows
13 17 (9.77%) Linux
13 17 (9.77%) Waterfall
14 16 (9.20%) Retail
15 15 (8.62%) CA
15 15 (8.62%) WebSphere MQ
15 15 (8.62%) Change Management
16 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (8.05%) SDLC
17 13 (7.47%) Data Centre
17 13 (7.47%) WebSphere Application Server
17 13 (7.47%) Active Directory
18 12 (6.90%) PRINCE2
18 12 (6.90%) JCL
18 12 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (14.94%) CICS
2 22 (12.64%) WebSphere
3 13 (7.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.87%) Confluence
5 3 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.15%) SAS
6 2 (1.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.57%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.57%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.57%) Mule
7 1 (0.57%) JCAPS
Applications
1 3 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) MS Project
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.87%) SAN
2 4 (2.30%) Intranet
2 4 (2.30%) FTP
2 4 (2.30%) DNS
3 3 (1.72%) SSL
3 3 (1.72%) WAN
3 3 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.72%) LAN
3 3 (1.72%) Firewall
4 2 (1.15%) Wireless
5 1 (0.57%) SSH
5 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.57%) VLAN
5 1 (0.57%) Network Security
5 1 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.57%) Internet
5 1 (0.57%) Telnet
5 1 (0.57%) X.25
5 1 (0.57%) H.323
5 1 (0.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.01%) DB2
2 9 (5.17%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.72%) Adabas
4 3 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 9 (5.17%) Subversion
2 5 (2.87%) JIRA
2 5 (2.87%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.15%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.15%) XPEDITER
3 2 (1.15%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.57%) Maven
4 1 (0.57%) Ant
General
1 73 (41.95%) Finance
2 41 (23.56%) Banking
3 16 (9.20%) Retail
4 7 (4.02%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.30%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.72%) Back Office
8 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.15%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 52 (29.89%) Analyst
2 24 (13.79%) Architect
3 19 (10.92%) Operations Analyst
4 18 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.90%) Consultant
6 11 (6.32%) Developer
7 9 (5.17%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.60%) Tester
8 8 (4.60%) Administrator
9 7 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Release Manager
10 6 (3.45%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.45%) WebSphere Administrator
10 6 (3.45%) Mainframe Developer
11 5 (2.87%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.87%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) OAT Tester
12 4 (2.30%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.62%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (5.75%) .NET
3 9 (5.17%) Web Services
4 4 (2.30%) J2EE
5 3 (1.72%) Middleware
5 3 (1.72%) ISPF
6 2 (1.15%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.15%) SOAP
7 1 (0.57%) OAuth
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.57%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.57%) Spring
7 1 (0.57%) Ajax
7 1 (0.57%) EJB
7 1 (0.57%) XML
7 1 (0.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.47%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.90%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (4.60%) LPAR
5 7 (4.02%) Cryptography
6 6 (3.45%) VSAM
7 5 (2.87%) AS400
7 5 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.30%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.30%) CMDB
9 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.72%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.72%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.15%) iSeries
10 2 (1.15%) PKI
11 1 (0.57%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.57%) SCADA
11 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.54%) UNIX
2 17 (9.77%) Windows
2 17 (9.77%) Linux
2 17 (9.77%) zOS
3 7 (4.02%) Solaris
4 6 (3.45%) OS/390
4 6 (3.45%) AIX
5 4 (2.30%) MVS
6 3 (1.72%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.72%) HPUX
6 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.15%) VMS
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.57%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (12.07%) Migration
3 19 (10.92%) Project Management
4 17 (9.77%) Waterfall
5 15 (8.62%) Change Management
6 14 (8.05%) SDLC
7 12 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 11 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.32%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.02%) ETL
10 7 (4.02%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.02%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (4.02%) Test Scripting
11 6 (3.45%) Release Management
11 6 (3.45%) Information Security
11 6 (3.45%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.87%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.67%) COBOL
2 20 (11.49%) SQL
3 17 (9.77%) Java
4 12 (6.90%) JCL
5 3 (1.72%) NATURAL
5 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.72%) C
6 2 (1.15%) Perl
6 2 (1.15%) VBA
6 2 (1.15%) REXX
6 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.15%) Ruby
7 1 (0.57%) Caml Language
7 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.57%) SELCOPY
7 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.57%) C#
7 1 (0.57%) C++
7 1 (0.57%) VB
7 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.02%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) FATCA
System Software
1 13 (7.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.87%) RACF
3 4 (2.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.15%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.45%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.30%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.57%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (17.24%) IBM
2 20 (11.49%) Oracle
3 15 (8.62%) CA
4 9 (5.17%) Ab Initio
5 7 (4.02%) webMethods
6 5 (2.87%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.87%) Actimize
7 4 (2.30%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.30%) ATG
7 4 (2.30%) Intel
7 4 (2.30%) BMC
8 3 (1.72%) HP
8 3 (1.72%) VMware
9 2 (1.15%) Teradata
9 2 (1.15%) EMC
9 2 (1.15%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.15%) Informatica
10 1 (0.57%) Novell
10 1 (0.57%) Veritas
10 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
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