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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 608 579 564
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -15
Contract jobs citing MVS 21 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.055% 0.069%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 15
Median daily rate £400 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.60% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £400 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £605 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £545 £525
% change year-on-year
-33.48% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
11293 11083 10879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.56% 22.43% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7150 6486 6301
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 913 974
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.83 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +5.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 May 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 May 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 - 10 £279 - 1
North West -18 7 £475 -16.66%
South East -14 3 £420 -11.57% 3
London -10 1 £450 -12.19%
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UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 47 (85.45%) Mainframe
2 29 (52.73%) IBM
3 27 (49.09%) Finance
4 25 (45.45%) JCL
5 23 (41.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 22 (40.00%) ISPF
7 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (36.36%) Windows
9 19 (34.55%) zOS
10 18 (32.73%) ITIL
10 18 (32.73%) Time Sharing Option
11 17 (30.91%) Unix
11 17 (30.91%) DB2
11 17 (30.91%) REXX
12 16 (29.09%) FTP
13 15 (27.27%) CA
14 14 (25.45%) CICS
14 14 (25.45%) COBOL
15 12 (21.82%) Linux
15 12 (21.82%) Windows NT
16 11 (20.00%) SLA
16 11 (20.00%) Control-M
17 10 (18.18%) Tivoli
17 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
17 10 (18.18%) Firewall
17 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
17 10 (18.18%) CA Wily
18 9 (16.36%) Retail
19 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
19 8 (14.55%) HP

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 14 (25.45%) CICS
2 7 (12.73%) IIS
2 7 (12.73%) SAS
3 6 (10.91%) Apache
3 6 (10.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) FTP
2 10 (18.18%) Firewall
2 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.91%) SSL
3 6 (10.91%) WinSCP
4 4 (7.27%) NAS
5 1 (1.82%) DNS
5 1 (1.82%) Intranet
5 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) VLAN
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) DB2
2 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (10.91%) Easytrieve
3 6 (10.91%) MS Access
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.27%) SAS EBI
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Eclipse
1 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) CA Gen
General
1 27 (49.09%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Retail
3 8 (14.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Architect
2 9 (16.36%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Applications Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (7.27%) SAS Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (5.45%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) MVS Support
7 2 (3.64%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Applications Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Storage Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) ISPF
2 8 (14.55%) .NET
3 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
4 1 (1.82%) jQuery
4 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (85.45%) Mainframe
2 23 (41.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (12.73%) VSAM
5 5 (9.09%) AS400
6 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) zOS
3 17 (30.91%) Unix
4 12 (21.82%) Linux
4 12 (21.82%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.82%) AIX
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) OS/390
5 1 (1.82%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
3 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.91%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) High Availability
5 5 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 5 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (9.09%) Validation
5 5 (9.09%) Workflow
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Release Management
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Change Control
8 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.64%) Business Continuity
8 2 (3.64%) Coaching
8 2 (3.64%) Data Management
8 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.64%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) JCL
2 17 (30.91%) REXX
3 14 (25.45%) COBOL
4 7 (12.73%) C#
4 7 (12.73%) C++
4 7 (12.73%) CLIST
4 7 (12.73%) Java
5 6 (10.91%) Assembly Language
5 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.91%) Perl
5 6 (10.91%) VBA
6 3 (5.45%) SQL
7 2 (3.64%) C
8 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.82%) R
8 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (32.73%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Control-M
2 10 (18.18%) CA Wily
2 10 (18.18%) Tivoli
3 5 (9.09%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.82%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.82%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) IBM
2 15 (27.27%) CA
3 8 (14.55%) HP
3 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.73%) BMC
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle
4 7 (12.73%) ServiceNow
5 6 (10.91%) Micro Focus
6 4 (7.27%) Cognos
7 2 (3.64%) Remedy
7 2 (3.64%) SAP
8 1 (1.82%) Apple
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco
8 1 (1.82%) Citrix
8 1 (1.82%) ICL