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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Developer
Rank 601 580 599
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.012% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
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£293 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.40

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 14 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 19 September 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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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 -5 8 £285 -45.71% 1
North West - 2 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
Leeds - 1 £265 -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Eynsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (73.68%) COBOL
3 9 (47.37%) CICS
4 8 (42.11%) DB2
4 8 (42.11%) JCL
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) IBM
7 5 (26.32%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (21.05%) CA Endevor
8 4 (21.05%) Change Management
9 3 (15.79%) PL/1
9 3 (15.79%) SQL
9 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
10 2 (10.53%) ISPF
10 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (5.26%) Line Management
11 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
11 1 (5.26%) Release Management
11 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
11 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
11 1 (5.26%) Aquila
11 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (5.26%) Introscope
11 1 (5.26%) Retail
11 1 (5.26%) IMS/DB
11 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
11 1 (5.26%) Syncsort
11 1 (5.26%) Scala
11 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (47.37%) CICS
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.26%) Papyrus
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) IMS/DB
2 1 (5.26%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Introscope
1 1 (5.26%) PowerDesigner
1 1 (5.26%) XPEDITER
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) ISPF
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (21.05%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
5 1 (5.26%) PMI
5 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) AIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) zOS
1 1 (5.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) Line Management
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.26%) Release Management
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
2 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) COBOL
2 8 (42.11%) JCL
3 3 (15.79%) PL/1
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
4 1 (5.26%) REXX
4 1 (5.26%) NATURAL
4 1 (5.26%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) ACF2
1 1 (5.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Aquila
2 1 (5.26%) Syncsort
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle