The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Developer
Rank 579 564 575
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 11 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.013% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £28.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.95
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 -13 7 £275 - 1
Leeds - 1 £265 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
East Midlands - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 26 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (50.00%) COBOL
2 13 (50.00%) CICS
3 10 (38.46%) IBM
4 9 (34.62%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) DB2
5 8 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (26.92%) JCL
7 6 (23.08%) Change Management
7 6 (23.08%) Banking
8 4 (15.38%) NATURAL
8 4 (15.38%) Adabas
8 4 (15.38%) REXX
8 4 (15.38%) PL/1
9 3 (11.54%) MVS
9 3 (11.54%) CA
9 3 (11.54%) EntireX
9 3 (11.54%) CA Endevor
9 3 (11.54%) VSAM
9 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
9 3 (11.54%) Data Extraction
10 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
10 2 (7.69%) Information Security
10 2 (7.69%) IMS/DB
10 2 (7.69%) Information Management
10 2 (7.69%) ISPF
10 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
10 2 (7.69%) SQL
11 1 (3.85%) SSL
11 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Papyrus
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (15.38%) Adabas
3 2 (7.69%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) XPEDITER
1 1 (3.85%) Introscope
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) EntireX
2 2 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (11.54%) VSAM
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) MVS
2 1 (3.85%) AIX
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) zOS
2 1 (3.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
2 2 (7.69%) Information Security
2 2 (7.69%) Information Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
3 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) COBOL
2 7 (26.92%) JCL
3 4 (15.38%) NATURAL
3 4 (15.38%) REXX
3 4 (15.38%) PL/1
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.85%) Jython
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) RACF
1 1 (3.85%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) CA Endevor
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) IBM
2 3 (11.54%) CA
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