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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 367 338 331
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -7
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 53 89 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 1.07% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 40
Median daily rate £500 £500 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £428 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £606 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £92.75
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -71.96%
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
7744 8296 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.06% 36.92% 36.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5377 5749 6080
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 141 195
Median hourly rate £20.12 £22.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +30.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -17 10 £554 +16.57% 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 46 (41.07%) Banking
2 39 (34.82%) Finance
3 29 (25.89%) Migration
3 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (24.11%) Unix
5 21 (18.75%) Project Management
6 19 (16.96%) Windows
7 17 (15.18%) Adabas
7 17 (15.18%) IBM
8 16 (14.29%) DB2
8 16 (14.29%) zOS
9 15 (13.39%) JCL
9 15 (13.39%) NATURAL
9 15 (13.39%) Java
10 14 (12.50%) COBOL
10 14 (12.50%) Linux
10 14 (12.50%) Software AG
11 13 (11.61%) Oracle
11 13 (11.61%) Data Centre
12 12 (10.71%) SQL
12 12 (10.71%) CICS
13 11 (9.82%) .NET
13 11 (9.82%) J2EE
13 11 (9.82%) SOA
13 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (8.93%) Investment Banking
14 10 (8.93%) CA
14 10 (8.93%) Data Migration
14 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.04%) Data Reconciliation

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 12 (10.71%) CICS
2 4 (3.57%) Mule
2 4 (3.57%) Mule ESB
3 3 (2.68%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.79%) SAS
4 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.89%) Drupal
5 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
2 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.79%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.79%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) SaaS
2 2 (1.79%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.79%) GitHub
2 2 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.14%) SAN
2 5 (4.46%) Firewall
2 5 (4.46%) MPLS
3 4 (3.57%) LAN
4 3 (2.68%) WAN
5 2 (1.79%) Network Security
5 2 (1.79%) VPN
6 1 (0.89%) DNS
6 1 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.89%) LDAP
6 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) Adabas
2 16 (14.29%) DB2
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.57%) Big Data
4 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.79%) BODI
5 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) DataStage
6 1 (0.89%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.68%) Maven
2 2 (1.79%) ERwin
2 2 (1.79%) HP UFT
2 2 (1.79%) JIRA
2 2 (1.79%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (1.79%) Selenium
2 2 (1.79%) Subversion
2 2 (1.79%) Toad
3 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.89%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.89%) Hudson
3 1 (0.89%) JBehave
3 1 (0.89%) JMeter
3 1 (0.89%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.89%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.89%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.89%) VersionOne
General
1 46 (41.07%) Banking
2 39 (34.82%) Finance
3 10 (8.93%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.14%) Retail
5 5 (4.46%) Corporate Banking
5 5 (4.46%) Marketing
6 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.68%) Front Office
8 2 (1.79%) Back Office
8 2 (1.79%) Law
8 2 (1.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.89%) Advertising
9 1 (0.89%) Electronics
9 1 (0.89%) French Language
9 1 (0.89%) German Language
9 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Architect
2 18 (16.07%) Analyst
3 17 (15.18%) Project Manager
4 14 (12.50%) Developer
5 9 (8.04%) Data Architect
5 9 (8.04%) Operations Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Migration Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Data Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Data Migration Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Mainframe Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Data Centre Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Data Migration Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Data Migration Project Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Migration Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Migration Project Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.46%) Integration Architect
9 5 (4.46%) Mainframe Project Manager
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) .NET
1 11 (9.82%) J2EE
2 8 (7.14%) Middleware
3 7 (6.25%) SOAP
4 6 (5.36%) HTML
4 6 (5.36%) REST
4 6 (5.36%) Spring
4 6 (5.36%) Web Services
5 5 (4.46%) HTML5
5 5 (4.46%) JMS
5 5 (4.46%) OAuth
5 5 (4.46%) SAML
6 4 (3.57%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.57%) jQuery
6 4 (3.57%) JSP
6 4 (3.57%) Servlets
6 4 (3.57%) Struts
7 3 (2.68%) XML
7 3 (2.68%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.79%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.57%) iPad
4 4 (3.57%) iSeries
4 4 (3.57%) Tandem
5 3 (2.68%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.68%) Equities
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.68%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.68%) VSAM
6 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.79%) Derivative
6 2 (1.79%) Economics
6 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.79%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.89%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) Unix
2 19 (16.96%) Windows
3 16 (14.29%) zOS
4 14 (12.50%) Linux
5 6 (5.36%) AIX
6 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.68%) MVS
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.79%) Solaris
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (25.89%) Migration
2 21 (18.75%) Project Management
3 11 (9.82%) SOA
3 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (8.93%) Data Migration
5 9 (8.04%) Data Analysis
5 9 (8.04%) Data Reconciliation
6 8 (7.14%) Data Mapping
6 8 (7.14%) MVC
6 8 (7.14%) Release Management
7 7 (6.25%) Data Architecture
7 7 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 7 (6.25%) Workflow
8 6 (5.36%) EAI
8 6 (5.36%) ETL
8 6 (5.36%) Network Management
8 6 (5.36%) Service Management
8 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) Java
1 15 (13.39%) JCL
1 15 (13.39%) NATURAL
2 14 (12.50%) COBOL
3 12 (10.71%) SQL
4 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.46%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.79%) C
6 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.79%) REXX
7 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.89%) C++
7 1 (0.89%) PHP
7 1 (0.89%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) ACCA
4 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.89%) CIMA
4 1 (0.89%) CISA
4 1 (0.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) SEPA
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 3 (2.68%) RACF
1 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) XenApp
2 2 (1.79%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.89%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) CloudHub
1 4 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (2.68%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.68%) zSecure
3 2 (1.79%) CA Endevor
3 2 (1.79%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.79%) OpenSSO
3 2 (1.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.89%) Legato
4 1 (0.89%) Nagios
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) IBM
2 14 (12.50%) Software AG
3 13 (11.61%) Oracle
4 10 (8.93%) CA
5 5 (4.46%) Informatica
6 4 (3.57%) MuleSoft
6 4 (3.57%) Perforce
6 4 (3.57%) SAP
6 4 (3.57%) Sun
7 3 (2.68%) Cisco
7 3 (2.68%) Splunk
8 2 (1.79%) BMC
8 2 (1.79%) Calypso
8 2 (1.79%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.79%) HP
8 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.79%) Pega
8 2 (1.79%) Syncsort
8 2 (1.79%) Temenos
8 2 (1.79%) VMware