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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframe Developer
Rank 562 546 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 21 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.015% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.016% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 -
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 2 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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 18 £290 +28.88%
London -4 4 £450 -

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 21 (65.63%) COBOL
4 19 (59.38%) JCL
5 12 (37.50%) IBM
6 10 (31.25%) PL/1
7 9 (28.13%) CICS
7 9 (28.13%) SQL
7 9 (28.13%) CA Endevor
7 9 (28.13%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (25.00%) IMS/DB
8 8 (25.00%) Oracle
8 8 (25.00%) UNIX
8 8 (25.00%) Syncsort
9 7 (21.88%) XML
9 7 (21.88%) Release Management
9 7 (21.88%) Aquila
10 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) Banking
11 5 (15.63%) Adabas
11 5 (15.63%) NATURAL
12 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (12.50%) REXX
12 4 (12.50%) VSAM
13 3 (9.38%) Retail
13 3 (9.38%) Ab Initio
13 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
13 3 (9.38%) Java
13 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
14 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (28.13%) CICS
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (68.75%) DB2
2 8 (25.00%) IMS/DB
3 5 (15.63%) Adabas
4 1 (3.13%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.13%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) CA Gen
1 1 (3.13%) PowerDesigner
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
1 6 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) 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 9 (28.13%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Release Management
2 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (3.13%) Low Latency
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Scrum
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) TDD
4 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.13%) System Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) RUP
4 1 (3.13%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) COBOL
2 19 (59.38%) JCL
3 10 (31.25%) PL/1
4 9 (28.13%) SQL
5 5 (15.63%) NATURAL
6 4 (12.50%) REXX
7 3 (9.38%) Java
8 2 (6.25%) SELCOPY
9 1 (3.13%) Scala
9 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
9 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) ACF2
1 1 (3.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) IBM
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Syncsort
3 7 (21.88%) Aquila
4 3 (9.38%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.13%) CA