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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 321 332 329
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 96 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 1.07% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 56
Median daily rate £485 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £604 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
7915 8207 8840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.51% 36.27% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5648 5653 6199
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 141 161
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £52.17 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the London region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +30 12 £485 +14.11% 6
Bromley - 1 £425 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 65 (38.24%) Finance
2 61 (35.88%) Banking
3 43 (25.29%) Service Management
4 38 (22.35%) zSecure
5 37 (21.76%) Management Information System
5 37 (21.76%) zOS
6 31 (18.24%) Validation
7 26 (15.29%) ACF2
8 25 (14.71%) DB2
9 24 (14.12%) IBM
10 23 (13.53%) COBOL
11 21 (12.35%) CA
12 20 (11.76%) Unix
13 19 (11.18%) Project Management
14 18 (10.59%) RACF
15 17 (10.00%) JCL
15 17 (10.00%) Windows
15 17 (10.00%) Retail
15 17 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (9.41%) CICS
17 15 (8.82%) Linux
17 15 (8.82%) SQL
18 14 (8.24%) Java
18 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
18 14 (8.24%) Unit Testing
19 13 (7.65%) IBM Mainframe
19 13 (7.65%) ITIL
19 13 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
20 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (6.47%) Oracle

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.41%) CICS
2 6 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.18%) Apache
4 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.18%) JBoss
4 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.59%) Confluence
5 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.59%) Mule
5 1 (0.59%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.53%) MS Office
2 5 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.59%) GitHub
1 1 (0.59%) IaaS
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) DMZ
1 2 (1.18%) Internet
1 2 (1.18%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (1.18%) Wireless
2 1 (0.59%) Firewall
2 1 (0.59%) FTP
2 1 (0.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.59%) RTP
2 1 (0.59%) SNA
2 1 (0.59%) SSH
2 1 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.71%) DB2
2 14 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (4.12%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.18%) Big Data
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.18%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.59%) Adabas
7 1 (0.59%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.59%) BODI
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.59%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.59%) SAS EBI
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) JIRA
1 2 (1.18%) Maven
2 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.59%) JUnit
2 1 (0.59%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.59%) Subversion
2 1 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 65 (38.24%) Finance
2 61 (35.88%) Banking
3 17 (10.00%) Retail
4 10 (5.88%) Marketing
5 7 (4.12%) Front Office
5 7 (4.12%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.35%) Legal
8 2 (1.18%) Billing
9 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.59%) Publishing
9 1 (0.59%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (17.06%) Architect
2 24 (14.12%) Developer
3 22 (12.94%) Security Technician
4 19 (11.18%) Analyst
5 17 (10.00%) Consultant
6 16 (9.41%) Project Manager
7 15 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.47%) Mainframe Developer
8 11 (6.47%) Senior Manager
9 10 (5.88%) RACF Technician
10 9 (5.29%) Senior Project Manager
11 8 (4.71%) Mainframe Analyst
11 8 (4.71%) Security Consultant
12 7 (4.12%) C# Architect
12 7 (4.12%) C# Developer
12 7 (4.12%) Designer
12 7 (4.12%) NoSQL Architect
12 7 (4.12%) NoSQL Developer
12 7 (4.12%) RACF Specialist
12 7 (4.12%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.88%) .NET
1 10 (5.88%) Middleware
2 9 (5.29%) Web Services
3 4 (2.35%) XML
4 3 (1.76%) SOAP
5 2 (1.18%) J2EE
5 2 (1.18%) Java EE
5 2 (1.18%) REST
5 2 (1.18%) SAML
6 1 (0.59%) EJB
6 1 (0.59%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.59%) JAX-WS
6 1 (0.59%) JMX
6 1 (0.59%) JSF
6 1 (0.59%) JSON
6 1 (0.59%) OAuth
6 1 (0.59%) Spring
6 1 (0.59%) WCF
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (21.76%) Management Information System
2 13 (7.65%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.47%) VSAM
4 8 (4.71%) Health Informatics
4 8 (4.71%) Informatics
5 7 (4.12%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.35%) User Experience
7 3 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) AS400
8 2 (1.18%) CMDB
9 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.76%) zOS
2 20 (11.76%) Unix
3 17 (10.00%) Windows
4 15 (8.82%) Linux
5 3 (1.76%) AIX
6 2 (1.18%) MVS
7 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.59%) Solaris
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.29%) Service Management
2 31 (18.24%) Validation
3 19 (11.18%) Project Management
4 17 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.24%) Unit Testing
6 13 (7.65%) ITIL
6 13 (7.65%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.88%) Project Governance
7 10 (5.88%) SOA
8 9 (5.29%) Migration
8 9 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.71%) Change Management
9 8 (4.71%) Resource Management
9 8 (4.71%) Waterfall
10 7 (4.12%) OO
11 6 (3.53%) Business Analysis
11 6 (3.53%) Software Delivery
11 6 (3.53%) Supplier Management
12 5 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.53%) COBOL
2 17 (10.00%) JCL
3 15 (8.82%) SQL
4 14 (8.24%) Java
5 7 (4.12%) C#
6 3 (1.76%) VBA
7 2 (1.18%) C
7 2 (1.18%) REXX
7 2 (1.18%) RPG
8 1 (0.59%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.12%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.76%) BICSI Certification
3 3 (1.76%) BICSI RCDD
4 2 (1.18%) Degree
4 2 (1.18%) ISEB
4 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (15.29%) ACF2
2 18 (10.59%) RACF
3 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (22.35%) zSecure
2 2 (1.18%) HP NNM
2 2 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.59%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.59%) CloudHub
3 1 (0.59%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.59%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (14.12%) IBM
2 21 (12.35%) CA
3 11 (6.47%) Oracle
4 6 (3.53%) Remedy
5 4 (2.35%) ATG
5 4 (2.35%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.18%) Apple
6 2 (1.18%) Citrix
6 2 (1.18%) HP
6 2 (1.18%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (1.18%) Informatica
6 2 (1.18%) Lotus
6 2 (1.18%) OpenText
6 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Cognos
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.59%) Sun
7 1 (0.59%) webMethods
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