The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 165 187 207
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +20
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.021% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.091% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £485 £550 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% +9.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £530 £270
% change year-on-year
-29.19% +96.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%
MVS
London

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

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
700 1097 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.38% 23.40% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 871 978
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 57
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £35.25 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MVS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VC++
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VC++
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) IBM