Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 221 201
Rank change year-on-year -19 -20 +45
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.50% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 26
City of London median daily rate £650 £558 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.59% +14.95% +10.86%
10th Percentile £500 £481 £401
90th Percentile £753 £644 £619
Central London median daily rate £650 £558 £485
% change year-on-year +16.59% +14.95% +14.12%
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 3,028 2,415 2,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.65% 39.44% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,409 1,849 2,155
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £288
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 47
City of London median hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.47% -2.54% +9.43%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.40 £55.00 £33.36
Central London median hourly rate £21.63 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.56% +11.43%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 6 (50.00%) Unix
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) MPLS
4 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) HTTP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) OLTP
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) TSYS
4 3 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (25.00%) VPLS
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (25.00%) MuleSoft
4 3 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (25.00%) Retail Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (16.67%) Presales
5 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
1 3 (25.00%) MPLS
1 3 (25.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Retail Finance
4 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Identity and Access Management Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) JSON
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) OAuth
2 1 (8.33%) OAuth2
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) EPoS
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
2 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (16.67%) Microservices
3 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Presales
3 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) EAI
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) MuleSoft
1 3 (25.00%) TSYS
2 2 (16.67%) CyberArk
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) IBM