The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Programmer
Rank 135 128 133
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Programmer 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.092% 0.035% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.039% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£305 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2998 2581 2743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.22% 90.94% 90.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1291 1392
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 186 213
Average hourly rate £15.72 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.24 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Mainframe Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Mainframe Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Mainframe Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Mainframe Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Mainframe Programmer
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) PL/1
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) IMS/DB
2 3 (75.00%) Syncsort
3 2 (50.00%) Release Management
3 2 (50.00%) JCL
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) CICS
4 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Adabas
4 1 (25.00%) NATURAL
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
4 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Aquila
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall

Mainframe Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (25.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
1 3 (75.00%) IMS/DB
2 1 (25.00%) Adabas
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PL/1
2 2 (50.00%) JCL
3 1 (25.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) NATURAL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Syncsort
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Aquila