Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Mainframe Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mainframe Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 888 873 891
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Architect 1 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.013% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 10
UK median daily rate - £498 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.44% +21.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Mainframe Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Mainframe Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe Architect in the UK

Mainframe Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe Architect in the UK

Mainframe Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe Architect in the UK

Mainframe Architect Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Mainframe Architect 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 Architect in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) Swedish Language

Mainframe Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Swedish Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB6