Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 18 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 496 403
Rank change year-on-year -58 -93 -17
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 72 123 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.27% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.74% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 83 124
London median daily rate £450 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -2.06% +14.12%
10th Percentile £238 £364 £363
90th Percentile £676 £700 £608
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £32.00
England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.25
% change year-on-year -15.12% +23.43% -0.94%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18161 16646 17581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.02% 36.80% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13007 11811 12365
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £293 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £652
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 253 308
London median hourly rate £21.21 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.78 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
% change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in London

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 Mainframe within the London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -5 10 £613 +33.15% 1
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 30 (41.67%) Finance
2 29 (40.28%) Banking
3 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (25.00%) Unix
4 18 (25.00%) IBM
5 16 (22.22%) SQL
5 16 (22.22%) DB2
6 12 (16.67%) Windows
6 12 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (13.89%) Scrum
9 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (12.50%) Linux
9 9 (12.50%) Oracle
9 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 8 (11.11%) COBOL
10 8 (11.11%) Java
10 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.11%) Firewall
10 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.11%) Retail Banking
10 8 (11.11%) DevOps
11 7 (9.72%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 7 (9.72%) Web Services
12 6 (8.33%) Python
12 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
12 6 (8.33%) CICS
12 6 (8.33%) HP UFT
12 6 (8.33%) zOS
12 6 (8.33%) JCL

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 6 (8.33%) CICS
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) Apache
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.39%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.94%) Bluemix
3 5 (6.94%) GitHub
3 5 (6.94%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (4.17%) PaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Firewall
2 4 (5.56%) HTTP
2 4 (5.56%) Internet
2 4 (5.56%) LAN
2 4 (5.56%) WAN
3 3 (4.17%) DNS
3 3 (4.17%) MPLS
3 3 (4.17%) VPLS
4 2 (2.78%) LDAP
4 2 (2.78%) Network Security
4 2 (2.78%) SSL
5 1 (1.39%) FTP
5 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) DB2
2 3 (4.17%) Adabas
2 3 (4.17%) OLTP
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.39%) Big Data
4 1 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.39%) KNIME
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.94%) Ant
2 5 (6.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (6.94%) Bitbucket
2 5 (6.94%) Gradle
2 5 (6.94%) Maven
2 5 (6.94%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) Toad
5 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.39%) ERwin
5 1 (1.39%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.39%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.39%) Introscope
5 1 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (41.67%) Finance
2 29 (40.28%) Banking
3 8 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.94%) Retail
5 3 (4.17%) Retail Finance
6 2 (2.78%) Legal
6 2 (2.78%) Private Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.39%) Danish Language
7 1 (1.39%) Front Office
7 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Analyst
2 11 (15.28%) Test Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Banking Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Architect
5 7 (9.72%) Mainframe Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Administrator
7 5 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) DBA
8 4 (5.56%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Security Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) Web Services
2 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 5 (6.94%) XML
3 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.56%) ISPF
3 4 (5.56%) JSON
3 4 (5.56%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) REST
4 2 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (1.39%) CGI
5 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.39%) HTML
5 1 (1.39%) HTML5
5 1 (1.39%) J2EE
5 1 (1.39%) Kafka
5 1 (1.39%) React
5 1 (1.39%) Struts
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (8.33%) AS400
2 6 (8.33%) iSeries
3 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.56%) VSAM
5 2 (2.78%) Tandem
6 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) DataPower
6 1 (1.39%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.39%) PACS
6 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Unix
2 12 (16.67%) Windows
3 9 (12.50%) Linux
4 6 (8.33%) zOS
5 4 (5.56%) NetWare
6 2 (2.78%) AIX
7 1 (1.39%) OS/390
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.89%) Scrum
3 8 (11.11%) DevOps
3 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 7 (9.72%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 6 (8.33%) Migration
5 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.94%) Build Automation
6 5 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (6.94%) Release Automation
6 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.56%) E-business
7 4 (5.56%) ITIL
7 4 (5.56%) Line Management
8 3 (4.17%) Data Management
8 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (11.11%) COBOL
2 8 (11.11%) Java
3 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.33%) JCL
3 6 (8.33%) Python
4 4 (5.56%) Perl
4 4 (5.56%) REXX
5 2 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (1.39%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.39%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) Groovy
6 1 (1.39%) NATURAL
6 1 (1.39%) PL/1
6 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.39%) R
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) CISSP
1 4 (5.56%) ISEB
1 4 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.78%) CEH
2 2 (2.78%) CISA
2 2 (2.78%) CISM
2 2 (2.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Docker
2 4 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.39%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Ansible
1 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
1 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.39%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) IBM
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) Ab Initio
4 3 (4.17%) Blue Prism
4 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.17%) TSYS
5 2 (2.78%) Software AG
5 2 (2.78%) Sybase
5 2 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (1.39%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.39%) F5
6 1 (1.39%) HP
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus
6 1 (1.39%) Microgen
6 1 (1.39%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.39%) Unisys