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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframe Developer
Rank 577 585 558
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 16 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.027% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£285 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £275 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £275 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.73

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 12 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 17 April 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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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 +2 15 £285 -17.39% 3
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Barnsley - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Gatwick - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 27 (79.41%) DB2
3 22 (64.71%) JCL
4 20 (58.82%) COBOL
5 17 (50.00%) SQL
6 15 (44.12%) IBM
7 13 (38.24%) IBM Mainframe
8 12 (35.29%) PL/1
9 10 (29.41%) UNIX
9 10 (29.41%) Oracle
9 10 (29.41%) IMS/DB
9 10 (29.41%) Syncsort
10 9 (26.47%) Release Management
10 9 (26.47%) Aquila
10 9 (26.47%) CA Endevor
10 9 (26.47%) XML
11 8 (23.53%) CICS
12 7 (20.59%) Finance
13 6 (17.65%) Banking
14 4 (11.76%) SELCOPY
14 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
15 3 (8.82%) REXX
15 3 (8.82%) Ab Initio
16 2 (5.88%) Migration
16 2 (5.88%) ISPF
16 2 (5.88%) VSAM
16 2 (5.88%) Adabas
16 2 (5.88%) DataStage
16 2 (5.88%) zOS

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (23.53%) CICS
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (79.41%) DB2
2 10 (29.41%) IMS/DB
3 2 (5.88%) Pentaho
3 2 (5.88%) Adabas
3 2 (5.88%) DataStage
4 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) CA Gen
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) ISPF
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.94%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (38.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) zOS
3 1 (2.94%) MVS
3 1 (2.94%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Release Management
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
3 2 (5.88%) System Testing
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (2.94%) Scrum
4 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.94%) TDD
4 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.94%) Information Management
4 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.94%) OO
4 1 (2.94%) RUP
4 1 (2.94%) DSDM
4 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.94%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) JCL
2 20 (58.82%) COBOL
3 17 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (35.29%) PL/1
5 4 (11.76%) SELCOPY
6 3 (8.82%) REXX
7 2 (5.88%) Assembly Language
7 2 (5.88%) NATURAL
7 2 (5.88%) Java
8 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) RACF
1 1 (2.94%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.94%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) IBM
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle
2 10 (29.41%) Syncsort
3 9 (26.47%) Aquila
4 3 (8.82%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.94%) BMC
5 1 (2.94%) CA