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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframe Developer
Rank 556 552 535
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 20 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.028% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.030% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 0
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£285 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+3.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
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 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 4 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 27 February 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 -11 17 £285 -17.39% 2
South East - 1 - - 2
Gatwick - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 38 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 28 (73.68%) DB2
3 25 (65.79%) COBOL
4 24 (63.16%) JCL
5 16 (42.11%) IBM
6 13 (34.21%) SQL
7 12 (31.58%) PL/1
7 12 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
8 11 (28.95%) CA Endevor
8 11 (28.95%) CICS
9 10 (26.32%) UNIX
9 10 (26.32%) Oracle
9 10 (26.32%) IMS/DB
9 10 (26.32%) Syncsort
10 9 (23.68%) Release Management
10 9 (23.68%) Aquila
10 9 (23.68%) XML
11 7 (18.42%) Banking
12 6 (15.79%) Finance
13 5 (13.16%) Adabas
13 5 (13.16%) NATURAL
13 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (10.53%) REXX
14 4 (10.53%) Java
14 4 (10.53%) VSAM
14 4 (10.53%) ISPF
15 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
15 3 (7.89%) Retail
15 3 (7.89%) Ab Initio
15 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (28.95%) CICS
2 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (73.68%) DB2
2 10 (26.32%) IMS/DB
3 5 (13.16%) Adabas
4 1 (2.63%) DataStage
4 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) PowerDesigner
1 1 (2.63%) CA Gen
General
1 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) ISPF
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.63%) EntireX
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (31.58%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.53%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Release Management
2 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
3 2 (5.26%) Migration
3 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.26%) Integration Testing
3 2 (5.26%) System Testing
4 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.63%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.63%) OO
4 1 (2.63%) RUP
4 1 (2.63%) DSDM
4 1 (2.63%) Scrum
4 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.63%) TDD
4 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.63%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) COBOL
2 24 (63.16%) JCL
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 12 (31.58%) PL/1
5 5 (13.16%) NATURAL
6 4 (10.53%) Java
6 4 (10.53%) REXX
7 3 (7.89%) SELCOPY
8 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) RACF
1 1 (2.63%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) IBM
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 10 (26.32%) Syncsort
3 9 (23.68%) Aquila
4 3 (7.89%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.63%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.63%) CA