The median contractor rate for a Mainframe Programmer was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Programmer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 648 639
Rank change year-on-year +40 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Programmer 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.006% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £381 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £381 £340
% change year-on-year - +12.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £31.30

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Mainframe Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Mainframe Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe Programmer in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe Programmer in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe Programmer in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Scotland +35 2 - -
Glasgow +1 2 - -

Mainframe Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Mainframe Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) zOS
1 5 (100.00%) CA
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) FTP
3 3 (60.00%) X.25
3 3 (60.00%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (60.00%) LPAR
3 3 (60.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (40.00%) PKI
4 2 (40.00%) ISPF
4 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) People Management
4 2 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (40.00%) CLIST
4 2 (40.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (40.00%) zSecure
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) RACF
4 2 (40.00%) JCL
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) REXX

Mainframe Programmer 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 2 (40.00%) CICS
1 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (40.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) X.25
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) SSH
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ISPF
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) LPAR
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) zOS
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) People Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Assembly Language
1 2 (40.00%) CLIST
1 2 (40.00%) JCL
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) REXX
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (40.00%) RACF
1 2 (40.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (40.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) CA
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase