Period
to 9 December 2021

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 9 December 2021 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
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 470 345 522
Rank change year-on-year -125 +177 -22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 109 43 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.26% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.72% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 18 10
10th Percentile £378 £364 "
25th Percentile £463 £403 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £448 £450
Median % change year-on-year +22.91% -0.56% -17.24%
75th Percentile £638 £494 £528
90th Percentile £749 £575 £590
England median daily rate £500 £415 £480
% change year-on-year +20.48% -13.54% +9.71%

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 12,723 5,933 10,665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.32% 36.26% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,416 4,274 7,633
10th Percentile £364 £313 £305
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £688 £650 £625
90th Percentile £775 £750 £710
England median daily rate £525 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +9.38% +1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 82 138
10th Percentile £16.34 £12.84 £12.44
25th Percentile £23.00 £23.00 £15.70
Median hourly rate £35.88 £29.37 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year +22.17% +38.21% -5.05%
75th Percentile £53.75 £39.39 £38.83
90th Percentile £69.55 £48.65 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.44 £27.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year -11.56% +34.78% +2.50%

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 9 December 2021.

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 9 December 2021. 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
South London -1 5 £550 +22.22%
Central London -62 4 £500 +3.90%
West London - 2 £405 - 1
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, 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 29 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.69%) Banking
3 25 (22.94%) IBM
4 24 (22.02%) Social Skills
5 21 (19.27%) Finance
6 18 (16.51%) zOS
7 17 (15.60%) DB2
8 16 (14.68%) Migration
9 15 (13.76%) DevOps
10 14 (12.84%) CICS
11 13 (11.93%) SQL
12 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
12 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (10.09%) Project Management
13 11 (10.09%) JCL
14 10 (9.17%) Scrum
14 10 (9.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (9.17%) COBOL
14 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
15 9 (8.26%) Software Testing
15 9 (8.26%) Workflow
15 9 (8.26%) IBM Mainframe
15 9 (8.26%) Business Case
16 8 (7.34%) Public Sector
16 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
16 8 (7.34%) ITIL
16 8 (7.34%) CRM
16 8 (7.34%) Adabas
16 8 (7.34%) Client/Server

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 14 (12.84%) CICS
2 4 (3.67%) SAS
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.83%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.83%) IIS
3 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Postilion
2 1 (0.92%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (2.75%) AWS
2 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.75%) PaaS
3 2 (1.83%) Azure
3 2 (1.83%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.92%) Apigee
4 1 (0.92%) Collibra
4 1 (0.92%) GCP
4 1 (0.92%) GitHub
4 1 (0.92%) IaaS
4 1 (0.92%) Kong
4 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.67%) Intranet
2 3 (2.75%) Internet
2 3 (2.75%) SAN
3 2 (1.83%) ATM
3 2 (1.83%) LAN
3 2 (1.83%) NAS
3 2 (1.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.92%) HTTP
4 1 (0.92%) SMS
4 1 (0.92%) SNMP
4 1 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) DB2
2 8 (7.34%) Adabas
3 4 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.83%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.83%) HBase
5 2 (1.83%) IDMS
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.83%) Parquet
5 2 (1.83%) Power BI
5 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.92%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.92%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Metadata
6 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.92%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Mocha
1 3 (2.75%) ProC
1 3 (2.75%) webpack
2 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.83%) Selenium
2 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.92%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.92%) Gatling
3 1 (0.92%) GitLab
3 1 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.92%) Postman
3 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.92%) TestNG
3 1 (0.92%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (25.69%) Banking
2 24 (22.02%) Social Skills
3 21 (19.27%) Finance
4 8 (7.34%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.92%) French Language
7 1 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (12.84%) Architect
1 14 (12.84%) Developer
2 12 (11.01%) Consultant
3 10 (9.17%) Analyst
4 7 (6.42%) CRM Architect
4 7 (6.42%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.59%) Administrator
6 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 4 (3.67%) Mainframe Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (2.75%) Data Migration Lead
7 3 (2.75%) DBA
7 3 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery Project Manager
7 3 (2.75%) IT Manager
7 3 (2.75%) Mainframe Analyst
7 3 (2.75%) Mainframe Consultant
7 3 (2.75%) Programmer
7 3 (2.75%) React Developer
7 3 (2.75%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (2.75%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) GraphQL
1 7 (6.42%) ISPF
2 6 (5.50%) Kafka
3 4 (3.67%) Middleware
4 3 (2.75%) CSS
4 3 (2.75%) Enzyme
4 3 (2.75%) HTML
4 3 (2.75%) Jest
4 3 (2.75%) React
4 3 (2.75%) Redux
4 3 (2.75%) REST
5 2 (1.83%) Web Services
5 2 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.92%) .NET
6 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (7.34%) Client/Server
3 7 (6.42%) VSAM
4 5 (4.59%) AS400
5 4 (3.67%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.67%) Legacy Systems
6 3 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.75%) DataPower
6 3 (2.75%) Industry 4.0
6 3 (2.75%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.75%) Tandem
7 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.83%) iSeries
7 2 (1.83%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.51%) zOS
2 5 (4.59%) Windows
3 4 (3.67%) Linux
3 4 (3.67%) MVS
3 4 (3.67%) Unix
4 1 (0.92%) OS/400
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.68%) Migration
3 15 (13.76%) DevOps
4 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.09%) Project Management
6 10 (9.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (9.17%) Scrum
6 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.26%) Business Case
7 9 (8.26%) Software Testing
7 9 (8.26%) Workflow
8 8 (7.34%) Business Analysis
8 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.34%) CRM
8 8 (7.34%) ITIL
9 7 (6.42%) Workflow Management
10 6 (5.50%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.50%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.50%) TDD
10 6 (5.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) SQL
2 11 (10.09%) JCL
3 10 (9.17%) COBOL
4 8 (7.34%) Natural
5 7 (6.42%) REXX
6 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.67%) Python
8 3 (2.75%) Java
8 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.75%) Perl
9 2 (1.83%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.83%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.92%) C#
10 1 (0.92%) C++
10 1 (0.92%) HiveQL
10 1 (0.92%) HLASM
10 1 (0.92%) RPG
10 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.83%) ISEB
3 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.92%) CISA
4 1 (0.92%) CISM
4 1 (0.92%) CISSP
4 1 (0.92%) Degree
4 1 (0.92%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.92%) MCP
4 1 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) SLA
2 4 (3.67%) GRC
2 4 (3.67%) ISO 22301
3 2 (1.83%) GDPR
3 2 (1.83%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.92%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.92%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (3.67%) RACF
3 3 (2.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.83%) ACF2
5 1 (0.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.83%) Control-M
3 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.92%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.92%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.92%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.92%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 25 (22.94%) IBM
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.34%) CA
4 7 (6.42%) Fujitsu
4 7 (6.42%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle
5 4 (3.67%) VMware
6 3 (2.75%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.83%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.83%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.83%) SAP
7 2 (1.83%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.83%) Software AG
7 2 (1.83%) Unisys
8 1 (0.92%) BMC
8 1 (0.92%) Brocade
8 1 (0.92%) Cognos
8 1 (0.92%) EMC
8 1 (0.92%) Informatica
8 1 (0.92%) Teradata