The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe Developer 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 Developer
Rank 587 563 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 21 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.012% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.013% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £225 -
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Mainframe Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mainframe Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK.

Mainframe Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Mainframe Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK.

Mainframe Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 20 £285 -0.86%
North West - 8 £288 -
London +24 4 £410 +17.14%
Yorkshire -15 1 £350 -
Halifax - - - -
Manchester - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 22 (68.75%) DB2
3 20 (62.50%) COBOL
3 20 (62.50%) JCL
4 14 (43.75%) IBM
5 13 (40.63%) CICS
6 12 (37.50%) PL/1
7 11 (34.38%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (31.25%) CA Endevor
9 8 (25.00%) Syncsort
9 8 (25.00%) SQL
9 8 (25.00%) Oracle
9 8 (25.00%) UNIX
9 8 (25.00%) IMS/DB
10 7 (21.88%) Banking
10 7 (21.88%) Aquila
10 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 7 (21.88%) XML
10 7 (21.88%) Release Management
11 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (18.75%) Adabas
11 6 (18.75%) NATURAL
12 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
12 4 (12.50%) Retail
12 4 (12.50%) VSAM
13 3 (9.38%) REXX
13 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
13 3 (9.38%) Java
14 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (40.63%) CICS
2 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Papyrus
3 1 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (68.75%) DB2
2 8 (25.00%) IMS/DB
3 6 (18.75%) Adabas
4 1 (3.13%) DataStage
4 1 (3.13%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) XPEDITER
1 1 (3.13%) Introscope
1 1 (3.13%) PowerDesigner
General
1 7 (21.88%) Banking
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) ISPF
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) EntireX
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (34.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.50%) VSAM
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) PMI
5 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) SUSE
2 1 (3.13%) zOS
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) AIX
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Release Management
2 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) TDD
4 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Scrum
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) RUP
4 1 (3.13%) DSDM
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) COBOL
1 20 (62.50%) JCL
2 12 (37.50%) PL/1
3 8 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) NATURAL
5 3 (9.38%) REXX
5 3 (9.38%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) Jython
7 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.13%) Scala
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.13%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) RACF
1 1 (3.13%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) IBM
2 8 (25.00%) Syncsort
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (21.88%) Aquila
4 1 (3.13%) CA