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 3 months to 23 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 150 171
Rank change year-on-year -4 +21  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 1.05% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 15
Median daily rate £511 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1382 1335 2184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.88% 39.45% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 1116 1739
Median daily rate £530 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -23.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £62.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) DB2
3 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 6 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Data Management
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (27.78%) CICS
5 4 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (22.22%) Derivative
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 4 (22.22%) Credit Risk
5 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (22.22%) BDD
5 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 4 (22.22%) Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (22.22%) Data Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) Microservices
5 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop

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 5 (27.78%) CICS
2 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) MPLS
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) VPLS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) Adabas
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) OLTP
2 2 (11.11%) QlikView
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Front Office
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Java Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Asset Management Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Azure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) CICS Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) RACF Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) JSON
2 3 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) EDI
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) ISPF
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 4 (22.22%) Credit Derivative
1 4 (22.22%) Credit Risk
1 4 (22.22%) Derivative
1 4 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) AS400
2 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (11.11%) VSAM
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) OS/390
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) MVS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Data Management
4 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Data Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 4 (22.22%) Microservices
5 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 3 (16.67%) High Availability
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
6 2 (11.11%) Prototyping
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (5.56%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Lotus
5 2 (11.11%) Pega
5 2 (11.11%) Software AG
5 2 (11.11%) TSYS
6 1 (5.56%) BMC