The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Mainframe
England / London
Rank 403 428 410
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 3 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.016% 0.036% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.044% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Median daily rate - £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £445
% change year-on-year - -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year +55.84% -  

IBM 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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6765 7660 7518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.15% 34.60% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4701 5447 5108
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £298 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 120 143
Median hourly rate £28.35 £20.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.76% +6.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in London

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in London

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in London

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 London region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) zOS
3 2 (40.00%) BMC
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) SAS
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Statistics
3 2 (40.00%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) RapidMiner
3 2 (40.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Scala
3 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (40.00%) R
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (40.00%) Sentiment Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Quality

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (40.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) IDMS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Data Scientist
1 2 (40.00%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analytics
1 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
1 2 (40.00%) Machine Learning
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (40.00%) Sentiment Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) R
1 2 (40.00%) Scala
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (20.00%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ACF2
1 1 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) BMC
2 2 (40.00%) RapidMiner
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Compuware