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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 552 541 536
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing MVS 22 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.040% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Average daily rate
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£330 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £192 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £430 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £210 £348
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -39.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - -
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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
11720 10932 10372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.86% 23.10% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7065 6258 5557
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1030 998 1068
Average hourly rate £15.61 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 +2 4 £339 +6.27%
Yorkshire - 2 £130 -
North East - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - - - -
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MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 37 (67.27%) Mainframe
2 23 (41.82%) UNIX
3 22 (40.00%) SQL
4 14 (25.45%) JCL
4 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (21.82%) Java
5 12 (21.82%) Finance
6 11 (20.00%) VME
6 11 (20.00%) SLA
6 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.00%) Middleware
7 10 (18.18%) ITIL
7 10 (18.18%) Scala
7 10 (18.18%) Open Source
7 10 (18.18%) NoSQL
8 9 (16.36%) CRM
8 9 (16.36%) Windows NT
8 9 (16.36%) Windows
9 8 (14.55%) DB2
9 8 (14.55%) CICS
10 7 (12.73%) IBM
10 7 (12.73%) Control-M
11 6 (10.91%) HP
11 6 (10.91%) ETL
11 6 (10.91%) UML
11 6 (10.91%) RAD
11 6 (10.91%) SSADM
11 6 (10.91%) DSDM
11 6 (10.91%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (10.91%) TOGAF

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 8 (14.55%) CICS
2 3 (5.45%) Exstream Dialogue
2 3 (5.45%) StreamWeaver
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) VoIP
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (3.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (3.64%) NetScreen
3 2 (3.64%) SMS
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.55%) DB2
3 2 (3.64%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Hazelcast
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (23.64%) Architect
2 8 (14.55%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) Digital Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Teradata Developer
5 3 (5.45%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (5.45%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Mainframe Operator
5 3 (5.45%) DBA
6 2 (3.64%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Computer Operator
6 2 (3.64%) Junior
6 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Security Designer
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Designer
6 2 (3.64%) Junior Designer
6 2 (3.64%) Junior Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Middleware
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) ISPF
4 1 (1.82%) REST
4 1 (1.82%) HTML5
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (67.27%) Mainframe
2 10 (18.18%) Open Source
3 6 (10.91%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (10.91%) Data Structures
4 4 (7.27%) AS400
5 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.64%) CMDB
6 2 (3.64%) Replication
6 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) UNIX
2 11 (20.00%) VME
3 9 (16.36%) Windows NT
3 9 (16.36%) Windows
4 5 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) ITIL
3 9 (16.36%) CRM
4 6 (10.91%) ETL
4 6 (10.91%) UML
4 6 (10.91%) RAD
4 6 (10.91%) SSADM
4 6 (10.91%) DSDM
4 6 (10.91%) TOGAF
5 5 (9.09%) Workflow
5 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 4 (7.27%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) Software Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Predictive Modelling
7 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (25.45%) JCL
3 12 (21.82%) Java
4 10 (18.18%) Scala
5 5 (9.09%) Ruby
5 5 (9.09%) Python
5 5 (9.09%) C#
5 5 (9.09%) C++
6 4 (7.27%) REXX
7 3 (5.45%) COBOL
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Control-M
2 4 (7.27%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.27%) CA Wily
3 3 (5.45%) HP SIM
3 3 (5.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (5.45%) OpenView
4 2 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.64%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) IBM
3 6 (10.91%) HP
3 6 (10.91%) Teradata
4 5 (9.09%) Remedy
5 3 (5.45%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) Juniper
6 2 (3.64%) Apple
6 2 (3.64%) BMC
6 2 (3.64%) CA
6 2 (3.64%) McAfee
6 2 (3.64%) Symantec
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco
6 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.64%) F5
6 2 (3.64%) BT
7 1 (1.82%) Adobe
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle