The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 525 554 549
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -5
Contract jobs citing MVS 75 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.066% 0.048%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.60% +38.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £710 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £248 £310
% change year-on-year
+109.09% -20.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £28.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £28.25 -
% change year-on-year
-46.90% -
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
11624 11651 10937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.57% 22.76% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6936 6737 6228
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 1012 966
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
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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
London +8 23 £450 -34.78%
North West -3 20 £585 -
South East -8 20 £260 -3.70%
West Midlands +7 3 £425 +88.88%
South West -5 3 - -
East Midlands -8 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £600 -
Midlands - 1 - -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 55 (53.92%) UNIX
2 42 (41.18%) Finance
3 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
4 34 (33.33%) Middleware
4 34 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 30 (29.41%) DB2
6 29 (28.43%) Control-M
7 26 (25.49%) JCL
8 21 (20.59%) CRM
9 20 (19.61%) Windows
9 20 (19.61%) SQL
9 20 (19.61%) CICS
9 20 (19.61%) Workflow
10 17 (16.67%) COBOL
11 14 (13.73%) General Ledger
12 13 (12.75%) FTP
13 12 (11.76%) HTML
13 12 (11.76%) VBA
13 12 (11.76%) ITIL
13 12 (11.76%) IMS/DB
14 10 (9.80%) SLA
15 9 (8.82%) Remedy
15 9 (8.82%) MAINVIEW
15 9 (8.82%) Oracle
16 8 (7.84%) Java
16 8 (7.84%) Windows NT
16 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
16 8 (7.84%) Data Integration
17 7 (6.86%) Scala
17 7 (6.86%) Open Source

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 20 (19.61%) CICS
2 7 (6.86%) SAS
3 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (1.96%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) FTP
2 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.92%) ATM
3 4 (3.92%) ISDN
3 4 (3.92%) VoIP
3 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.98%) Internet
4 1 (0.98%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.41%) DB2
2 12 (11.76%) IMS/DB
3 7 (6.86%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.98%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.98%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.98%) DataStage
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.98%) Adabas
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (41.18%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) General Ledger
3 6 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (26.47%) Architect
2 23 (22.55%) Technical Architect
3 15 (14.71%) Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) Support Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) Systems Manager
5 5 (4.90%) Programmer
5 5 (4.90%) Data Manager
5 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (4.90%) Developer
6 4 (3.92%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (2.94%) Web Developer
7 3 (2.94%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 3 (2.94%) COBOL Programmer
7 3 (2.94%) COBOL Analyst
7 3 (2.94%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (2.94%) Senior Developer
7 3 (2.94%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (1.96%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (1.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.33%) Middleware
2 12 (11.76%) HTML
3 5 (4.90%) ISPF
4 4 (3.92%) .NET
5 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.94%) Web Services
5 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.94%) Entity Framework
5 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (2.94%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.98%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.98%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 34 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 8 (7.84%) Data Integration
3 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.94%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.94%) VSAM
7 2 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (53.92%) UNIX
2 20 (19.61%) Windows
3 8 (7.84%) Windows NT
4 7 (6.86%) zOS
4 7 (6.86%) VME
5 2 (1.96%) OS/390
6 1 (0.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) CRM
2 20 (19.61%) Workflow
3 12 (11.76%) ITIL
4 8 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (6.86%) Data Management
5 7 (6.86%) Data Modelling
5 7 (6.86%) Validation
5 7 (6.86%) Open Source
6 6 (5.88%) Coaching
7 5 (4.90%) SSADM
7 5 (4.90%) DSDM
7 5 (4.90%) UML
7 5 (4.90%) Cyber Security
7 5 (4.90%) Protective Monitoring
7 5 (4.90%) Risk Management
8 4 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.92%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (3.92%) RAD
9 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) JCL
2 20 (19.61%) SQL
3 17 (16.67%) COBOL
4 12 (11.76%) VBA
5 8 (7.84%) Java
6 7 (6.86%) Scala
7 6 (5.88%) REXX
8 3 (2.94%) C#
9 1 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.98%) Korn
9 1 (0.98%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.98%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.98%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.98%) APMP
2 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (0.98%) Degree
2 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Time Sharing Option
1 3 (2.94%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (1.96%) RACF
3 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (28.43%) Control-M
2 9 (8.82%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (2.94%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 35 (34.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle
2 9 (8.82%) Remedy
3 7 (6.86%) CA
4 5 (4.90%) IBM
5 2 (1.96%) BMC
6 1 (0.98%) HP
6 1 (0.98%) EMC