Period
to

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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 512 441 408
Rank change year-on-year -71 -33 +110
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 86 39 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.47% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 9
10th Percentile £430 £400 £388
25th Percentile £538 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% +2.44%
75th Percentile £720 £648 £538
90th Percentile £785 £688 £580
England median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +18.98%

Mainframe is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,576 8,229 6,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.89% 34.07% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,938 5,752 4,854
10th Percentile £397 £350 £313
25th Percentile £481 £431 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £539 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.32% +2.67% -
75th Percentile £713 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £738 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 142 116
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.73 £13.13
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate £43.74 £31.82 £32.38
Median % change year-on-year +37.46% -1.71% +32.14%
75th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.75
90th Percentile £68.25 £60.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £26.98 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.77% +15.56% +7.14%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in London.

Daily rate trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mainframe in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in London.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -33 5 £650 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 33 (38.37%) zOS
2 27 (31.40%) IBM
2 27 (31.40%) Agile
2 27 (31.40%) Banking
3 26 (30.23%) Finance
4 22 (25.58%) REXX
4 22 (25.58%) Social Skills
5 20 (23.26%) CICS
5 20 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (22.09%) JCL
6 19 (22.09%) DB2
7 18 (20.93%) SAS
8 15 (17.44%) Assembly Language
9 14 (16.28%) CA
9 14 (16.28%) DevOps
9 14 (16.28%) CLIST
10 13 (15.12%) JIRA
11 11 (12.79%) IBM Mainframe
11 11 (12.79%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (12.79%) Java
11 11 (12.79%) CI/CD
12 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
12 10 (11.63%) Scrum
12 10 (11.63%) AWS
13 9 (10.47%) Confluence
13 9 (10.47%) Azure
13 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
13 9 (10.47%) ISPF
13 9 (10.47%) Data Security
13 9 (10.47%) RACF

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 20 (23.26%) CICS
2 18 (20.93%) SAS
3 9 (10.47%) Confluence
4 5 (5.81%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.63%) AWS
2 9 (10.47%) Azure
3 5 (5.81%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (5.81%) SoftLayer
4 4 (4.65%) GitHub
5 3 (3.49%) IaaS
5 3 (3.49%) PaaS
5 3 (3.49%) SaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) SAN
2 4 (4.65%) Firewall
3 3 (3.49%) FTP
3 3 (3.49%) SNA
3 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.33%) RFID
5 1 (1.16%) DMZ
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
5 1 (1.16%) LAN
5 1 (1.16%) NAS
5 1 (1.16%) Network Security
5 1 (1.16%) SMS
5 1 (1.16%) VoIP
5 1 (1.16%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) DB2
2 8 (9.30%) OLTP
3 5 (5.81%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.33%) Adabas
5 1 (1.16%) Big Data
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (15.12%) JIRA
2 9 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.65%) ProC
3 4 (4.65%) SonarQube
3 4 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.49%) CircleCI
4 3 (3.49%) GitLab
4 3 (3.49%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.49%) webpack
5 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.33%) Maven
5 2 (2.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.16%) JMeter
6 1 (1.16%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 1 (1.16%) XPEDITER
General
1 27 (31.40%) Banking
2 26 (30.23%) Finance
3 22 (25.58%) Social Skills
4 7 (8.14%) Legal
5 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.81%) Retail
7 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.33%) Marketing
8 2 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
8 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Programmer
2 21 (24.42%) Systems Programmer
3 19 (22.09%) Architect
4 11 (12.79%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (12.79%) z/OS Systems Programmer
5 10 (11.63%) Developer
6 8 (9.30%) Mainframe Programmer
6 8 (9.30%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
7 7 (8.14%) DB2 Programmer
8 6 (6.98%) Administrator
8 6 (6.98%) DB2 Systems Programmer
9 4 (4.65%) DevOps Specialist
9 4 (4.65%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.65%) z/OS Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Agile Coach
10 3 (3.49%) CICS Programmer
10 3 (3.49%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 3 (3.49%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) ISPF
2 4 (4.65%) HTML
2 4 (4.65%) YAML
3 3 (3.49%) CSS
3 3 (3.49%) CSS3
3 3 (3.49%) HTML5
3 3 (3.49%) JSON
3 3 (3.49%) Kafka
3 3 (3.49%) Middleware
3 3 (3.49%) React
3 3 (3.49%) RESTful
3 3 (3.49%) Sass
3 3 (3.49%) Spring
3 3 (3.49%) Spring Boot
3 3 (3.49%) Web Services
3 3 (3.49%) XML
4 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (6.98%) Legacy Systems
2 6 (6.98%) User Experience
3 4 (4.65%) AS400
3 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.65%) VSAM
4 3 (3.49%) DataPower
4 3 (3.49%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (3.49%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) LPAR
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.37%) zOS
2 8 (9.30%) Unix
3 7 (8.14%) Linux
4 6 (6.98%) MVS
5 3 (3.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile
2 20 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (16.28%) DevOps
4 11 (12.79%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (12.79%) CI/CD
5 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
5 10 (11.63%) Scrum
6 9 (10.47%) Data Security
7 8 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.14%) Agile Coaching
8 7 (8.14%) Coaching
8 7 (8.14%) Microservices
8 7 (8.14%) Migration
8 7 (8.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (8.14%) Service Management
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) OWASP
9 6 (6.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.58%) REXX
2 19 (22.09%) JCL
3 15 (17.44%) Assembly Language
4 14 (16.28%) CLIST
5 11 (12.79%) Java
6 8 (9.30%) Python
7 7 (8.14%) COBOL
8 5 (5.81%) SQL
9 4 (4.65%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.49%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.33%) C#
12 1 (1.16%) Natural
12 1 (1.16%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) CISSP
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) RACF
1 9 (10.47%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (3.49%) SRDF
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) ACF2
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (5.81%) zSecure
3 4 (4.65%) Ansible
3 4 (4.65%) Terraform
4 2 (2.33%) Control-M
5 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.16%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) IBM
2 14 (16.28%) CA
3 7 (8.14%) Oracle
4 5 (5.81%) Ab Initio
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.65%) Checkmarx
5 4 (4.65%) EMC
6 3 (3.49%) Cisco
6 3 (3.49%) F5
7 2 (2.33%) Dell
7 2 (2.33%) VMware
8 1 (1.16%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.16%) BMC
8 1 (1.16%) Brocade
8 1 (1.16%) Cadence
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix
8 1 (1.16%) Pega
8 1 (1.16%) Remedy
8 1 (1.16%) Snow