The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Mainframe Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframe Developer
Rank 639 636 605
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 12 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.018% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Median daily rate £325 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £338 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £431 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £381 £331
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Mainframe Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Mainframe Developer in the job title.

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 28 July 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 11 £413 +13.79%
South West +5 4 - -
London +5 2 £500 +29.03%
Nottinghamshire -1 2 £325 -
Nottingham -4 2 £325 -
East Midlands -4 2 £325 -
South East +11 1 - -
North West +4 1 - -
Scotland -3 1 £288 -33.33% 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £288 - 1

Mainframe Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Mainframe Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Mainframe Developer in the job title.

1 30 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (86.67%) COBOL
3 18 (60.00%) DB2
4 16 (53.33%) CICS
5 15 (50.00%) JCL
6 11 (36.67%) IBM
6 11 (36.67%) VSAM
6 11 (36.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (30.00%) Banking
7 9 (30.00%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) Unisys
8 5 (16.67%) ICL
8 5 (16.67%) Fujitsu
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) SQL
10 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (6.67%) SDLC
11 1 (3.33%) API Development
11 1 (3.33%) Swagger
11 1 (3.33%) Service Design
11 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
11 1 (3.33%) OAuth
11 1 (3.33%) DataPower
11 1 (3.33%) RESTful
11 1 (3.33%) OpenID
11 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
11 1 (3.33%) Splunk
11 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
11 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing

Mainframe Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (53.33%) CICS
2 1 (3.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) DataStage
2 1 (3.33%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 9 (30.00%) Banking
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Danish Language
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) OAuth
1 1 (3.33%) OAuth2
1 1 (3.33%) OpenID
1 1 (3.33%) RESTful
1 1 (3.33%) SAML
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) Swagger
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (36.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (36.67%) VSAM
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) DataPower
3 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.33%) API Development
3 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Service Design
3 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) COBOL
2 15 (50.00%) JCL
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CA Endevor
1 1 (3.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) IBM
2 5 (16.67%) Fujitsu
2 5 (16.67%) ICL
2 5 (16.67%) Unisys
3 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.33%) CA
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Perforce
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk