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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 327 303 299
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 76 92 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 1.10% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 55
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£425 £500 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £663 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.71%
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
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £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 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 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 22 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 +10 25 £425 -16.00% 4
Canary Wharf -9 2 £500 -
Hounslow - 1 £275 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 47 (31.97%) DB2
1 47 (31.97%) Finance
2 39 (26.53%) Banking
3 35 (23.81%) COBOL
4 31 (21.09%) UNIX
5 29 (19.73%) IBM
6 26 (17.69%) CICS
7 24 (16.33%) zOS
8 19 (12.93%) Oracle
8 19 (12.93%) Migration
9 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (12.24%) Windows
9 18 (12.24%) JCL
10 17 (11.56%) SQL
11 16 (10.88%) Change Management
12 14 (9.52%) Project Management
12 14 (9.52%) Linux
12 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
13 13 (8.84%) Java
13 13 (8.84%) WebSphere
13 13 (8.84%) IBM Mainframe
14 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (7.48%) Ab Initio
15 11 (7.48%) Retail
16 10 (6.80%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (6.80%) Web Services
16 10 (6.80%) Incident Management
16 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database
17 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (6.12%) AIX

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 26 (17.69%) CICS
2 13 (8.84%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.40%) Confluence
5 4 (2.72%) CMS
6 3 (2.04%) Apache
6 3 (2.04%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.36%) JBoss
7 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.68%) FileNet
8 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) ATM
3 3 (2.04%) Internet
3 3 (2.04%) HTTP
3 3 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.04%) LDAP
4 2 (1.36%) SSL
4 2 (1.36%) LAN
4 2 (1.36%) WAN
5 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) Network Security
5 1 (0.68%) SSH
5 1 (0.68%) Wireless
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (31.97%) DB2
2 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) Hazelcast
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.68%) Adabas
4 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) JIRA
2 6 (4.08%) Subversion
2 6 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.04%) ChangeMan
4 2 (1.36%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.68%) Toad
General
1 47 (31.97%) Finance
2 39 (26.53%) Banking
3 11 (7.48%) Retail
4 6 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Back Office
6 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (27.89%) Analyst
2 17 (11.56%) Developer
3 16 (10.88%) Architect
4 11 (7.48%) Project Manager
4 11 (7.48%) Consultant
5 9 (6.12%) Mainframe Developer
6 8 (5.44%) Tester
6 8 (5.44%) COBOL Developer
7 7 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Technical Manager
7 7 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
7 7 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 7 (4.76%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Administrator
8 6 (4.08%) Performance Tester
8 6 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.40%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.80%) Web Services
2 9 (6.12%) .NET
3 8 (5.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (5.44%) ISPF
4 5 (3.40%) Middleware
5 3 (2.04%) J2EE
6 2 (1.36%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.68%) REST
7 1 (0.68%) JSON
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.68%) Ajax
7 1 (0.68%) Spring
7 1 (0.68%) XML
7 1 (0.68%) XSLT
7 1 (0.68%) ODBC
7 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.76%) VSAM
5 6 (4.08%) LPAR
6 5 (3.40%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.40%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.04%) AS400
7 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.36%) iSeries
8 2 (1.36%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.68%) DataPower
9 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.09%) UNIX
2 24 (16.33%) zOS
3 18 (12.24%) Windows
4 14 (9.52%) Linux
5 9 (6.12%) AIX
6 3 (2.04%) Solaris
7 2 (1.36%) HPUX
7 2 (1.36%) OS/390
7 2 (1.36%) MVS
7 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.68%) VMS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.68%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.93%) Migration
2 18 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.88%) Change Management
4 14 (9.52%) Project Management
4 14 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 10 (6.80%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.76%) ITIL
8 6 (4.08%) Test Scripting
8 6 (4.08%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (3.40%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (3.40%) Information Management
10 4 (2.72%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.72%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (2.72%) Release Management
10 4 (2.72%) Performance Testing
10 4 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (2.04%) Change Control
11 3 (2.04%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.81%) COBOL
2 18 (12.24%) JCL
3 17 (11.56%) SQL
4 13 (8.84%) Java
5 4 (2.72%) SELCOPY
6 3 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.04%) REXX
7 2 (1.36%) Perl
7 2 (1.36%) Jython
7 2 (1.36%) Korn
8 1 (0.68%) Caml Language
8 1 (0.68%) LINC
8 1 (0.68%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.68%) PL/1
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (5.44%) DV Cleared
1 8 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.36%) ISEB
3 1 (0.68%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) FATCA
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) ACF2
2 7 (4.76%) RACF
3 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) CA Endevor
2 4 (2.72%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.36%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.68%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 29 (19.73%) IBM
2 19 (12.93%) Oracle
3 11 (7.48%) Ab Initio
4 6 (4.08%) webMethods
5 5 (3.40%) BMC
5 5 (3.40%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.72%) Cognizant
6 4 (2.72%) CA
6 4 (2.72%) ATG
6 4 (2.72%) Actimize
6 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.04%) VMware
8 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.36%) Teradata
8 2 (1.36%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.68%) Unisys
9 1 (0.68%) HP
9 1 (0.68%) Dell
9 1 (0.68%) EMC
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