Period
to 14 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mainframes
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 242 226
Rank change year-on-year +3 -16 +8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 14 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
City of London median daily rate £406 £550 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +19.57% -3.16%
10th Percentile £350 £275 £397
90th Percentile £591 £713 £509
Central London median daily rate £469 £550 £460
% change year-on-year -14.77% +19.57% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,010 3,158 2,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.62% 44.22% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,350 2,451 2,200
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £300 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 38 32
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.71 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.17% +14.25% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.76 £33.25 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.88% +17.14% -11.39%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the City of London

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in the City of London

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in the City of London

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) UiPath
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) Robotics
5 3 (21.43%) Robotic Process Automation
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) zOS
5 3 (21.43%) DB2
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
6 2 (14.29%) ISPF
6 2 (14.29%) Banking
6 2 (14.29%) REXX
6 2 (14.29%) JCL
6 2 (14.29%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) SMTP

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 2 (14.29%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SMTP
1 2 (14.29%) SNMP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) PABX
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) DataStage
2 1 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Gatling
2 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) SilkPerformer
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix Developer
2 3 (21.43%) HTML Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Integration Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Audit Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Development
3 1 (7.14%) Head of Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) IT Audit Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) ISPF
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (7.14%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Robotics
2 1 (7.14%) DataPower
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
1 3 (21.43%) zOS
2 1 (7.14%) HPUX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 3 (21.43%) Robotic Process Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) SDLC
3 3 (21.43%) Workflow
4 2 (14.29%) Microservices
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) IT Audit
5 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) Assembly Language
4 2 (14.29%) COBOL
4 2 (14.29%) JCL
4 2 (14.29%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) CISA
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) UiPath
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Unisys
4 1 (7.14%) VMware