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 25 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.

IBM Mainframe
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 422 428
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 13 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.064% 0.009% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.025% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Median daily rate £300 £372 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% -12.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £494 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £379
% change year-on-year +10.76% -14.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year -31.57% -  

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 7808 7979 8569
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.16% 37.32% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5597 5768 6035
Median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 106 146
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Mainframe in London

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe in London

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 4 £300 -
IBM Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (100.00%) IBM
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (43.75%) DB2
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) COBOL
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) JCL
5 4 (25.00%) zOS
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) CICS
5 4 (25.00%) VSAM
5 4 (25.00%) ISPF
5 4 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (18.75%) Front Office
6 3 (18.75%) AS400
6 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
6 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
6 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
6 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
6 3 (18.75%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (18.75%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (18.75%) OS/390
6 3 (18.75%) HP UFT

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring 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 4 (25.00%) CICS
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
3 2 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) Adabas
3 1 (6.25%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
2 2 (12.50%) Toad
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Front Office
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Data Scientist
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) VSAM
3 3 (18.75%) AS400
3 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
1 4 (25.00%) zOS
2 3 (18.75%) OS/390
3 1 (6.25%) MVS
3 1 (6.25%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
1 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
1 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
2 2 (12.50%) Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
2 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
2 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (12.50%) Sentiment Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) COBOL
1 5 (31.25%) JCL
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) REXX
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) R
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) PL/1
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (6.25%) ACF2
3 1 (6.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (6.25%) zSecure
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Lotus
4 2 (12.50%) RapidMiner
5 1 (6.25%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco