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 3 months to 26 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 327 350
Rank change year-on-year -44 +23  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 53 91 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 1.14% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 55
Median daily rate £473 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +12.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £254 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £31.00 - £38.50
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7920 7981 8572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.15% 37.33% 36.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5681 5769 6066
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 104 106 141
Median hourly rate £21.30 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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 -6 11 £473 +2.71%
Romford - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 39 (39.80%) IBM
2 33 (33.67%) Finance
3 31 (31.63%) Java
4 26 (26.53%) DB2
5 23 (23.47%) Migration
5 23 (23.47%) Banking
6 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (16.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 16 (16.33%) Oracle
7 16 (16.33%) Unix
7 16 (16.33%) Windows
8 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 14 (14.29%) Adabas
8 14 (14.29%) zOS
8 14 (14.29%) High Availability
8 14 (14.29%) Prototyping
9 13 (13.27%) Data Reconciliation
9 13 (13.27%) Software AG
9 13 (13.27%) SQL
10 12 (12.24%) JCL
10 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
11 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
11 11 (11.22%) ISPF
11 11 (11.22%) Data Management
11 11 (11.22%) Replication
11 11 (11.22%) CICS
12 10 (10.20%) COBOL
12 10 (10.20%) Time Sharing Option
13 9 (9.18%) Linux
13 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel

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 11 (11.22%) CICS
2 4 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.06%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.04%) Apache
4 2 (2.04%) SAS
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.10%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Maximo
1 1 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) FTP
1 4 (4.08%) HTTPS
1 4 (4.08%) LDAP
1 4 (4.08%) SAN
2 3 (3.06%) SSL
3 2 (2.04%) DMZ
3 2 (2.04%) DNS
3 2 (2.04%) HTTP
3 2 (2.04%) MPLS
3 2 (2.04%) VPLS
4 1 (1.02%) Firewall
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) LAN
4 1 (1.02%) Network Security
4 1 (1.02%) VSAN
4 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.53%) DB2
2 14 (14.29%) Adabas
3 5 (5.10%) Big Data
4 4 (4.08%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.06%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.06%) QlikView
6 2 (2.04%) DataStage
6 2 (2.04%) GIS
6 2 (2.04%) IDMS
6 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.04%) OLTP
7 1 (1.02%) KNIME
7 1 (1.02%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) HP UFT
1 3 (3.06%) Toad
2 2 (2.04%) ERwin
2 2 (2.04%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.02%) Appium
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.02%) JIRA
3 1 (1.02%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.02%) Maven
3 1 (1.02%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (1.02%) Selenium
3 1 (1.02%) Subversion
3 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (33.67%) Finance
2 23 (23.47%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.10%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.08%) Retail
6 3 (3.06%) Front Office
7 2 (2.04%) Back Office
7 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Danish Language
8 1 (1.02%) Electronics
8 1 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (1.02%) Marketing
8 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Analyst
2 17 (17.35%) Designer
3 11 (11.22%) Developer
3 11 (11.22%) Solutions Designer
4 10 (10.20%) Architect
5 9 (9.18%) Consultant
6 7 (7.14%) Administrator
6 7 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Mainframe Consultant
7 5 (5.10%) Programme Manager
7 5 (5.10%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.06%) DBA
9 3 (3.06%) Mainframe Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) ISPF
2 8 (8.16%) Web Services
3 5 (5.10%) REST
3 5 (5.10%) SOAP
3 5 (5.10%) XML
4 4 (4.08%) .NET
4 4 (4.08%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.08%) J2EE
4 4 (4.08%) JMS
5 3 (3.06%) EDI
5 3 (3.06%) JSON
5 3 (3.06%) Middleware
6 2 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.04%) Java EE
6 2 (2.04%) Spring
6 2 (2.04%) XML Messaging
6 2 (2.04%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.02%) CGI
7 1 (1.02%) EJB
7 1 (1.02%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (11.22%) Replication
3 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.12%) iSeries
5 6 (6.12%) VSAM
6 5 (5.10%) Tandem
7 4 (4.08%) AS400
7 4 (4.08%) Client/Server
7 4 (4.08%) Clustering
7 4 (4.08%) Credit Derivative
7 4 (4.08%) Credit Risk
7 4 (4.08%) Derivative
7 4 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.04%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Unix
1 16 (16.33%) Windows
2 14 (14.29%) zOS
3 9 (9.18%) Linux
4 3 (3.06%) AIX
4 3 (3.06%) OS/390
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.04%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) MVS
6 1 (1.02%) NetWare
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.47%) Migration
2 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.29%) High Availability
3 14 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 13 (13.27%) Data Reconciliation
5 11 (11.22%) Data Management
6 9 (9.18%) Data Architecture
6 9 (9.18%) Data Migration
7 8 (8.16%) Open Source
8 7 (7.14%) Analytics
8 7 (7.14%) Data Analytics
8 7 (7.14%) Mathematics
9 6 (6.12%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 6 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (6.12%) Scrum
9 6 (6.12%) Validation
10 5 (5.10%) BDD
10 5 (5.10%) Change Control
10 5 (5.10%) DevOps
10 5 (5.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (31.63%) Java
2 13 (13.27%) SQL
3 12 (12.24%) JCL
4 10 (10.20%) COBOL
5 3 (3.06%) Python
5 3 (3.06%) REXX
6 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.04%) R
6 2 (2.04%) Scala
6 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.02%) C#
7 1 (1.02%) C++
7 1 (1.02%) PL/1
7 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) Degree
4 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) ACCA
6 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.02%) CIMA
6 1 (1.02%) CISA
6 1 (1.02%) CISSP
6 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.04%) ISO 20022
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (6.12%) RACF
3 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.06%) ACF2
4 3 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (1.02%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.12%) Tivoli
1 6 (6.12%) zSecure
2 3 (3.06%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (3.06%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (39.80%) IBM
2 16 (16.33%) Oracle
3 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.27%) Software AG
5 7 (7.14%) IBM Sterling
6 5 (5.10%) Pega
7 4 (4.08%) Axway
7 4 (4.08%) Unisys
8 3 (3.06%) Lotus
8 3 (3.06%) SAP
9 2 (2.04%) Cisco
9 2 (2.04%) Informatica
9 2 (2.04%) RapidMiner
9 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.04%) Remedy
9 2 (2.04%) Talend
9 2 (2.04%) TSYS
9 2 (2.04%) VMware
10 1 (1.02%) Alteryx
10 1 (1.02%) Blue Prism