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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 537 512 536
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +24
Contract jobs citing MVS 49 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.090% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 6
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£463 £525 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £248 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £560 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £540 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
11265 11120 10005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.23% 23.22% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6710 6403 5555
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 884 950 966
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -4 16 £425 -5.55% 5
North West -19 13 £570 +6.04% 1
South East -5 12 £325 -
South West -6 4 - -
East of England -6 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £260 -
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MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (37.10%) JCL
2 22 (35.48%) Mainframe
2 22 (35.48%) DB2
3 21 (33.87%) UNIX
3 21 (33.87%) Control-M
4 20 (32.26%) Finance
5 18 (29.03%) CICS
6 17 (27.42%) COBOL
6 17 (27.42%) SQL
7 14 (22.58%) General Ledger
8 13 (20.97%) FTP
9 12 (19.35%) VBA
9 12 (19.35%) HTML
9 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
9 12 (19.35%) Middleware
9 12 (19.35%) IMS/DB
10 9 (14.52%) Windows
11 8 (12.90%) Java
11 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
12 7 (11.29%) Scala
12 7 (11.29%) CA
12 7 (11.29%) CRM
12 7 (11.29%) Workflow
12 7 (11.29%) VME
12 7 (11.29%) Open Source
13 6 (9.68%) IBM
13 6 (9.68%) zOS
14 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (6.45%) Scrum
15 4 (6.45%) Strategic Planning

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (29.03%) CICS
2 2 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) FTP
2 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (35.48%) DB2
2 12 (19.35%) IMS/DB
3 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.61%) Adabas
5 1 (1.61%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.61%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.61%) DataStage
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.61%) OLAP
5 1 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) General Ledger
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Architect
2 11 (17.74%) Technical Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Developer
5 7 (11.29%) Programmer
6 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.84%) COBOL Programmer
8 3 (4.84%) COBOL Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Mainframe Programmer
9 2 (3.23%) Consultant
9 2 (3.23%) DBA
9 2 (3.23%) Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) HTML
1 12 (19.35%) Middleware
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
3 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.84%) ISPF
3 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.84%) Entity Framework
3 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (4.84%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (4.84%) Web Services
4 2 (3.23%) Django
5 1 (1.61%) Struts
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.61%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) VSAM
2 2 (3.23%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) Statistics
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) UNIX
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
3 7 (11.29%) VME
4 6 (9.68%) zOS
5 3 (4.84%) Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.23%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.29%) CRM
1 7 (11.29%) Workflow
1 7 (11.29%) Open Source
2 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.45%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (6.45%) ITIL
3 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
3 4 (6.45%) Scrum
4 3 (4.84%) Web Application Development
4 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.84%) MVC
4 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (4.84%) Web Development
5 2 (3.23%) TDD
5 2 (3.23%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.61%) BDD
6 1 (1.61%) Coaching
6 1 (1.61%) Data Management
6 1 (1.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) JCL
2 17 (27.42%) COBOL
2 17 (27.42%) SQL
3 12 (19.35%) VBA
4 8 (12.90%) Java
5 7 (11.29%) Scala
6 3 (4.84%) C#
6 3 (4.84%) REXX
7 2 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.61%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.61%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) RACF
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (33.87%) Control-M
2 3 (4.84%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (3.23%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) CA
3 6 (9.68%) IBM
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) Remedy
6 1 (1.61%) HP
6 1 (1.61%) EMC
6 1 (1.61%) BMC
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