Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 225 227
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 8 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.28% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.69% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 31
City of London median daily rate £613 £460 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.15% -3.16% +11.76%
10th Percentile £400 £397 £363
90th Percentile £713 £509 £518
Central London median daily rate £613 £460 £475
% change year-on-year +33.15% -3.16% +11.76%
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 3112 2751 3550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.48% 41.08% 39.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2420 2144 2819
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 54
City of London median hourly rate £22.26 £19.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -3.80% +12.86%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £33.25 £55.00 £42.17
Central London median hourly rate £21.31 £18.45 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.51% -7.75% +14.29%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (50.00%) HTTP
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) TSYS
5 3 (37.50%) Retail Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
5 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) VPLS
5 3 (37.50%) JSON
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) OLTP
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server

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%) CICS
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) MPLS
2 3 (37.50%) VPLS
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) OLTP
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Big Data
3 1 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Legal
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Audit Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Auditor
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) IT Audit Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Auditor
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) DataPower
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) OS/390
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 2 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) COBOL
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISA
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) TSYS
3 2 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus