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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 70 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.61% 0.47% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£253 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £263 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -24.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - -
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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
247 265 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.53% 25.07% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 103 85
Average daily rate £295 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 36
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £27.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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

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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

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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

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Top 20 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (90.91%) UNIX
3 9 (81.82%) SLA
4 8 (72.73%) Control-M
5 6 (54.55%) Windows
5 6 (54.55%) Windows NT
5 6 (54.55%) Banking
6 4 (36.36%) JCL
6 4 (36.36%) Remedy
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) CA Wily
7 3 (27.27%) Tivoli
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Retail
9 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
9 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (9.09%) MAINVIEW
9 1 (9.09%) IBM
9 1 (9.09%) OS/390

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Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Operator
1 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Operator
1 1 (9.09%) Monitoring Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows NT
3 1 (9.09%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Control-M
2 3 (27.27%) CA Wily
2 3 (27.27%) Tivoli
3 1 (9.09%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) IBM