Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Mainframe Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 875 864
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 5 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.020% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.021% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 9
UK median daily rate £475 £401 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.38% +62.12% -11.61%
10th Percentile £463 £291 £205
90th Percentile £488 £491 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate - £363 £325
% change year-on-year - +11.54% +14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.50

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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 +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
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 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Mainframe Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe Developer in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe Developer in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe Developer in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Top 4 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 3 £475 +18.01%
London -28 2 £475 -5.00%
UK excluding London +8 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Mainframe Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) COBOL
3 3 (60.00%) JCL
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (20.00%) CA Gen
5 1 (20.00%) DevOps
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) VB6
5 1 (20.00%) Data Management
5 1 (20.00%) VSAM
5 1 (20.00%) Danish Language
5 1 (20.00%) Swedish Language
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) CICS
5 1 (20.00%) PL/1
5 1 (20.00%) zOS
5 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Mainframe Developer 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Adabas
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) CA Gen
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Danish Language
2 1 (20.00%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) CMMI
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) COBOL
2 3 (60.00%) JCL
3 1 (20.00%) PL/1
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle