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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframe Developer
Rank 623 606 592
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 7 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.018% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.019% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 7
Average daily rate
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£269 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £391 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 10 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 3 September 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 -10 7 £269 -5.70% 2
West Yorkshire -20 3 - -
Yorkshire -23 3 - -
Leeds -30 3 - -
London -11 2 £213 -46.03%
Nottingham - 1 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
South East - 1 £350 -

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (83.33%) COBOL
3 14 (77.78%) DB2
4 13 (72.22%) CICS
5 11 (61.11%) JCL
6 9 (50.00%) VSAM
7 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) REXX
9 4 (22.22%) Banking
9 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (16.67%) Pentaho
10 3 (16.67%) UNIX
10 3 (16.67%) Adabas
10 3 (16.67%) EntireX
10 3 (16.67%) NATURAL
10 3 (16.67%) DataStage
10 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (16.67%) SDLC
11 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
11 2 (11.11%) VisionPLUS
11 2 (11.11%) Migration
11 2 (11.11%) Scrum
11 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (5.56%) CA Gen
12 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
12 1 (5.56%) SELCOPY
12 1 (5.56%) MAINVIEW
12 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
12 1 (5.56%) BMC

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 13 (72.22%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (77.78%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) Adabas
2 3 (16.67%) DataStage
2 3 (16.67%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) CA Gen
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (50.00%) VSAM
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) OS/390
2 1 (5.56%) zOS
2 1 (5.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) COBOL
2 11 (61.11%) JCL
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) REXX
5 3 (16.67%) NATURAL
6 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
6 1 (5.56%) SELCOPY
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) BMC
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