The first table below looks at the demand for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 579 488 563
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +75
Contract jobs citing MVS 11 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.035% 0.025%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.098% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate £310 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £336 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £396 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11199 9152 11290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.82% 21.24% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6350 4955 5888
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 949 1112
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
MVS
UK

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MVS Daily Rate Trend in England

MVS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MVS across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MVS Daily Rate Histogram in England

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in England

MVS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
North West -24 1 £310 -4.61% 2
South East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (51.06%) ITIL
2 21 (44.68%) LAN
2 21 (44.68%) WAN
3 20 (42.55%) Asset Management
3 20 (42.55%) VME
4 19 (40.43%) Data Analysis
4 19 (40.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (40.43%) PaaS
4 19 (40.43%) High Availability
4 19 (40.43%) Big Data
4 19 (40.43%) IaaS
5 14 (29.79%) Mainframe
5 14 (29.79%) UNIX
5 14 (29.79%) JCL
6 12 (25.53%) Windows
6 12 (25.53%) Finance
6 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
7 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
7 11 (23.40%) IBM
8 10 (21.28%) REXX
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle
8 10 (21.28%) Service Management
9 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
9 8 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
9 8 (17.02%) SLA
9 8 (17.02%) zOS
9 8 (17.02%) Data Architecture
10 7 (14.89%) Reference Data

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 5 (10.64%) CICS
2 2 (4.26%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (40.43%) PaaS
1 19 (40.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (44.68%) LAN
1 21 (44.68%) WAN
2 4 (8.51%) FTP
2 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.38%) TELNET
3 3 (6.38%) X.25
3 3 (6.38%) SNA
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) Intranet
4 1 (2.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (40.43%) Big Data
2 4 (8.51%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.13%) Adabas
3 1 (2.13%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.13%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.13%) QlikView
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Technical Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Enterprise Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Programmer
6 2 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Mainframe Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.13%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.13%) UNIX Operator
7 1 (2.13%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.13%) MVS Operator
7 1 (2.13%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) ISPF
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) CGI
3 1 (2.13%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Mainframe
2 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
3 7 (14.89%) Reference Data
3 7 (14.89%) Data Integration
4 4 (8.51%) VSAM
5 3 (6.38%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (6.38%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.13%) Wiki
6 1 (2.13%) Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) Tandem
6 1 (2.13%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) VME
2 14 (29.79%) UNIX
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 8 (17.02%) zOS
5 4 (8.51%) Linux
6 3 (6.38%) AIX
6 3 (6.38%) Solaris
6 3 (6.38%) OS/390
7 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) ITIL
2 20 (42.55%) Asset Management
3 19 (40.43%) Data Analysis
3 19 (40.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (40.43%) High Availability
4 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (21.28%) Service Management
6 8 (17.02%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
6 8 (17.02%) Data Architecture
7 6 (12.77%) Strategic Planning
7 6 (12.77%) PRINCE
8 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.13%) ETL
10 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.13%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (2.13%) eTOM
10 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) JCL
2 10 (21.28%) REXX
3 3 (6.38%) C
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) SELCOPY
4 2 (4.26%) COBOL
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) NATURAL
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) RACF
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Control-M
2 2 (4.26%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) IBM
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) CA
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Informatica
5 1 (2.13%) Siebel
5 1 (2.13%) Progress
5 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.13%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) IronPort
5 1 (2.13%) Open Text
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