The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 595 568 552
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -16
Contract jobs citing MVS 21 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.088% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 19
Median daily rate £325 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £605 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £307 £540 £525
% change year-on-year
-43.10% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
MVS
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11370 11182 11317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.95% 22.33% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7297 6652 6564
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 875 957
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
North East - 11 £279 -
North West -15 7 £475 -16.66%
South East -7 1 - -
London -14 1 £450 +7.46%
West Midlands - 1 £100 - 1
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 England region with a requirement for MVS.

1 32 (78.05%) Mainframe
2 20 (48.78%) IBM
3 17 (41.46%) zOS
3 17 (41.46%) JCL
3 17 (41.46%) Finance
4 16 (39.02%) Windows
5 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (34.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 14 (34.15%) ISPF
6 14 (34.15%) ITIL
6 14 (34.15%) Unix
7 13 (31.71%) Time Sharing Option
8 12 (29.27%) REXX
9 11 (26.83%) Control-M
9 11 (26.83%) Firewall
9 11 (26.83%) FTP
9 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
10 10 (24.39%) SLA
10 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
11 9 (21.95%) CA
11 9 (21.95%) Windows NT
12 8 (19.51%) HP
12 8 (19.51%) DB2
12 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) ServiceNow
13 7 (17.07%) CA Wily
13 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
13 7 (17.07%) Retail
13 7 (17.07%) BMC
13 7 (17.07%) Tivoli

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 6 (14.63%) SAS
2 5 (12.20%) CICS
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Firewall
1 11 (26.83%) FTP
1 11 (26.83%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.32%) NAS
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) Intranet
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) DB2
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.32%) SAS EBI
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) CA Gen
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Architect
2 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Architect
4 3 (7.32%) SAS Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (4.88%) Storage Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Mainframe Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Mainframe Operator
6 1 (2.44%) MVS Support
6 1 (2.44%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) SAS Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) ISPF
2 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (78.05%) Mainframe
2 15 (36.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (34.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) AS400
5 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.44%) Economics
6 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) zOS
2 16 (39.02%) Windows
3 14 (34.15%) Unix
4 9 (21.95%) Windows NT
5 5 (12.20%) Linux
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.44%) OS/390
6 1 (2.44%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Service Delivery
3 6 (14.63%) Change Management
4 5 (12.20%) Validation
5 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.32%) Change Control
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Release Management
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
7 2 (4.88%) Data Management
7 2 (4.88%) High Availability
7 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.88%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.88%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) JCL
2 12 (29.27%) REXX
3 5 (12.20%) COBOL
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) CLIST
6 1 (2.44%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.44%) R
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) SLA
2 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) Control-M
2 7 (17.07%) CA Wily
2 7 (17.07%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (2.44%) CA Endevor
4 1 (2.44%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) IBM
2 9 (21.95%) CA
3 8 (19.51%) HP
3 8 (19.51%) ServiceNow
4 7 (17.07%) BMC
5 5 (12.20%) Oracle
6 3 (7.32%) Cognos
6 3 (7.32%) SAP
7 2 (4.88%) Remedy
8 1 (2.44%) ICL
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft