Gartner Research

IT Key Metrics Data 2015: Key Infrastructure Measures: Mainframe Analysis: Current Year

Published: 15 December 2014

ID: G00266049

Analyst(s): Disha Badlani, Shreya Futela , Linda Hall


This research contains high-level Mainframe cost efficiency and support staff productivity ratios. Information provided in this report was collected throughout 2014 from a global audience. This report also includes key cost and support distributions as well as metrics based on installed MIPS scale.

Table Of Contents


  • Overview
    • IT Key Metrics Data Research Background
    • IT Key Metrics Data Key Infrastructure Measures Overview
    • Using This Research
    • Gartner IT Key Metrics Data Series
    • IT Key Metrics Data Source
  • Mainframe Analysis Framework
    • Non-personnel Costs
    • Personnel Costs/FTEs
  • Mainframe Analysis Data Demographics
  • Mainframe Cost as a Percent of Total IT Cost
  • Annual Mainframe Cost per Installed MIPS
  • Mainframe Cost Distribution
  • Mainframe Utilization Rate
  • Mainframe FTEs as a Percent of Total IT FTEs
  • Salaries and Benefits Cost per Mainframe FTE
  • Mainframe Distribution of Support: Insourced Versus Contractor
  • Mainframe Installed MIPS per Mainframe FTE
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix: Exploring Gartner's Prescriptive Benchmark Analytics Capabilities
    • Gartner Benchmark Analytics Select Case Studies

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