The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Programmer
Rank 411 - 393
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Programmer 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% - 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% - 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£400 - £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £388 -
% change year-on-year
-21.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Mainframe Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21620 23101 21047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.28% 93.19% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15578 15961 14010
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 386 534
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Mainframe Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Programmer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mainframe Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Mainframe Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe Programmer across the London region.

Mainframe Programmer Daily Rate Trend in London

Mainframe Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Programmer across the London region.

Mainframe Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Mainframe Programmer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Mainframe Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mainframe Programmer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (85.71%) zOS
3 3 (42.86%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) RACF
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) ACF2
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) CICS
5 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 1 (14.29%) COBOL
5 1 (14.29%) DB2
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) SAS

Mainframe Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Mainframe Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mainframe Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CICS
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
1 1 (14.29%) COBOL
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) RACF
1 2 (28.57%) ACF2
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM