Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 225 219
Rank change year-on-year -26 -6 +30
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.65% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 21
City of London median daily rate £438 £550 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +19.57% +8.24%
10th Percentile £350 £275 £413
90th Percentile £617 £701 £725
Central London median daily rate £438 £550 £460
% change year-on-year -20.45% +19.57% +8.24%
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 3,048 2,771 2,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.69% 42.03% 40.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,336 2,101 2,218
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.15%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £305
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £470
% change year-on-year - +11.70% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 30 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% +11.34% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.70 £33.36 £47.80
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £18.85 £18.45
% change year-on-year +2.79% +2.17% -12.14%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (12.50%) Terraform
5 1 (12.50%) Grafana
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
5 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy

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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) PABX
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Adabas
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) DataStage
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Audit Manager
2 1 (12.50%) CyberArk Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Audit Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) iSeries
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) HPUX
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Natural
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Grafana
1 1 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) CyberArk
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Software AG
2 1 (12.50%) Unisys
2 1 (12.50%) VMware