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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / London
Rank 363 347 337
Rank change year-on-year -16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 45 73 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.96% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 52 41
Median daily rate £500 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £800 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -51.26%  

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 6697 7571 7360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.16% 34.45% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4647 5371 5011
Median daily rate £500 £475 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 113 138
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.23 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.00% +0.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.76 £12.30 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 March 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 -1 6 £613 +12.90%
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 35 (37.63%) Banking
2 31 (33.33%) Finance
3 29 (31.18%) IBM
4 28 (30.11%) Java
5 24 (25.81%) Migration
6 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (22.58%) Windows
7 18 (19.35%) Unix
8 16 (17.20%) Oracle
8 16 (17.20%) DB2
9 15 (16.13%) SQL
10 13 (13.98%) .NET
11 12 (12.90%) JCL
11 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (11.83%) Project Management
12 11 (11.83%) Linux
13 10 (10.75%) COBOL
13 10 (10.75%) Investment Banking
13 10 (10.75%) Data Migration
13 10 (10.75%) Big Data
14 9 (9.68%) DevOps
14 9 (9.68%) IBM Sterling
14 9 (9.68%) Degree
14 9 (9.68%) Data Management
14 9 (9.68%) zOS
15 8 (8.60%) J2EE
15 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
15 8 (8.60%) CICS
15 8 (8.60%) SOA
15 8 (8.60%) Adabas

Mainframe
Top Related 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 8 (8.60%) CICS
2 5 (5.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) GemFire
4 2 (2.15%) SAS
5 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.08%) Mule
5 1 (1.08%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.30%) MS Office
3 3 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.08%) Temenos T24
1 1 (1.08%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.15%) Bluemix
1 2 (2.15%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) SAN
2 4 (4.30%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.23%) Firewall
3 3 (3.23%) SSL
4 2 (2.15%) DMZ
4 2 (2.15%) FTP
5 1 (1.08%) DNS
5 1 (1.08%) LDAP
5 1 (1.08%) MPLS
5 1 (1.08%) Network Security
5 1 (1.08%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.20%) DB2
2 10 (10.75%) Big Data
3 8 (8.60%) Adabas
4 6 (6.45%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.30%) DataStage
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.15%) GIS
6 2 (2.15%) IDMS
6 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.15%) Redis
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) ERwin
2 4 (4.30%) PowerDesigner
2 4 (4.30%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.15%) JIRA
3 2 (2.15%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (2.15%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.15%) Maven
3 2 (2.15%) Selenium
3 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.08%) Appium
4 1 (1.08%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.08%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.08%) Hudson
4 1 (1.08%) JMeter
4 1 (1.08%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.08%) VersionOne
4 1 (1.08%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (37.63%) Banking
2 31 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (10.75%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.53%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.38%) Back Office
6 4 (4.30%) Retail
7 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.08%) Advertising
8 1 (1.08%) Electronics
8 1 (1.08%) Law
8 1 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) Analyst
2 14 (15.05%) Architect
3 12 (12.90%) Developer
4 10 (10.75%) Data Architect
4 10 (10.75%) Designer
5 6 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
5 6 (6.45%) Data Migration Architect
5 6 (6.45%) Migration Architect
5 6 (6.45%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.30%) Implementation Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Administrator
8 3 (3.23%) DBA
8 3 (3.23%) Integration Architect
8 3 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) .NET
2 8 (8.60%) J2EE
3 7 (7.53%) Middleware
3 7 (7.53%) SOAP
4 6 (6.45%) ISPF
4 6 (6.45%) Web Services
5 5 (5.38%) HTML
6 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.30%) HTML5
6 4 (4.30%) JMS
6 4 (4.30%) Spring
6 4 (4.30%) XML
6 4 (4.30%) XML Messaging
6 4 (4.30%) XML Schema
7 3 (3.23%) REST
8 2 (2.15%) Kafka
8 2 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (2.15%) RxJava
8 2 (2.15%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.15%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.60%) Replication
3 7 (7.53%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.45%) SWIFT
5 5 (5.38%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (5.38%) iPad
6 4 (4.30%) Clustering
6 4 (4.30%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (4.30%) Credit Risk
6 4 (4.30%) Derivative
6 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.30%) iSeries
6 4 (4.30%) Tandem
7 3 (3.23%) VSAM
8 2 (2.15%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.15%) Equities
8 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Windows
2 18 (19.35%) Unix
3 11 (11.83%) Linux
4 9 (9.68%) zOS
5 7 (7.53%) AIX
6 2 (2.15%) Android
6 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.08%) MVS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) Migration
2 21 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (11.83%) Project Management
4 10 (10.75%) Data Migration
5 9 (9.68%) Data Management
5 9 (9.68%) DevOps
6 8 (8.60%) Analytics
6 8 (8.60%) Data Architecture
6 8 (8.60%) SOA
6 8 (8.60%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (7.53%) Investment Management
7 7 (7.53%) Mathematics
7 7 (7.53%) Prototyping
7 7 (7.53%) Release Management
8 6 (6.45%) Data Analytics
8 6 (6.45%) Data Reconciliation
8 6 (6.45%) EAI
8 6 (6.45%) IT Audit
8 6 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.11%) Java
2 15 (16.13%) SQL
3 12 (12.90%) JCL
4 10 (10.75%) COBOL
5 5 (5.38%) C#
6 2 (2.15%) C++
6 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.15%) NATURAL
6 2 (2.15%) Python
6 2 (2.15%) R
6 2 (2.15%) Scala
6 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.08%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.08%) C
7 1 (1.08%) LINC
7 1 (1.08%) REXX
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) ACCA
4 2 (2.15%) CIMA
4 2 (2.15%) CISA
4 2 (2.15%) CISSP
5 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) ISO20022
1 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.15%) PMO
2 2 (2.15%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (4.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (2.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.08%) ACF2
5 1 (1.08%) RACF
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.15%) CA Endevor
3 2 (2.15%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.08%) Ansible
4 1 (1.08%) CloudHub
4 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.08%) Nagios
4 1 (1.08%) Salt
4 1 (1.08%) zSecure
Vendors
1 29 (31.18%) IBM
2 16 (17.20%) Oracle
3 9 (9.68%) IBM Sterling
4 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.45%) Software AG
6 4 (4.30%) Informatica
6 4 (4.30%) SAP
6 4 (4.30%) Talend
6 4 (4.30%) Unisys
7 3 (3.23%) BMC
7 3 (3.23%) CA
7 3 (3.23%) Splunk
8 2 (2.15%) Axway
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco
8 2 (2.15%) HP
8 2 (2.15%) RapidMiner
8 2 (2.15%) Remedy
8 2 (2.15%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.15%) Sybase
8 2 (2.15%) Syncsort
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