The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 75 90 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.56% 0.23% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 1.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £543 £355
% change year-on-year
-31.33% +52.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MVS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
212 274 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.96% 21.11% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 92 106
Average daily rate £373 £398 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +44.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 26
Average hourly rate £14.20 £16.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.90 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVS across the Buckinghamshire region.

MVS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the Buckinghamshire region.

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MVS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Milton Keynes +5 5 - -
MVS
South East

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MVS also 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 that cited MVS.

1 15 (93.75%) Unix
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 12 (75.00%) Mainframe
3 12 (75.00%) Finance
4 11 (68.75%) ITIL
4 11 (68.75%) Windows NT
5 10 (62.50%) SLA
6 7 (43.75%) Tivoli
6 7 (43.75%) CA Wily
7 6 (37.50%) Control-M
7 6 (37.50%) Retail
8 4 (25.00%) DB2
8 4 (25.00%) Remedy
9 3 (18.75%) JCL
10 2 (12.50%) Validation
10 2 (12.50%) Banking
10 2 (12.50%) Data Management
10 2 (12.50%) COBOL
10 2 (12.50%) SQL
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle
10 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (12.50%) SAS
10 2 (12.50%) IBM
10 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
10 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
10 2 (12.50%) Coaching
10 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
11 1 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (6.25%) CLIST

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MVS also 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 that cited MVS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) MVS Operator
2 2 (12.50%) Unix Operator
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Operator
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) DB2 Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) ISPF
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Unix
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Windows NT
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Coaching
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JCL
2 2 (12.50%) COBOL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) CLIST
3 1 (6.25%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) CA Wily
1 7 (43.75%) Tivoli
2 6 (37.50%) Control-M
3 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor
3 1 (6.25%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Remedy
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle