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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 566 536 515
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -21
Contract jobs citing MVS 16 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.049% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate
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£340 £210 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -50.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £186 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £442 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £210 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.90% -47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.50 -
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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
11784 10790 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.27% 22.80% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7090 6138 5448
Average daily rate £363 £360 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 984 1081
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.44 £34.00 £38.35
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

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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 17 December 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 +4 4 £348 - 3
North East -25 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 34 (69.39%) Mainframe
2 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) UNIX
3 14 (28.57%) JCL
4 11 (22.45%) SLA
5 10 (20.41%) ITIL
6 9 (18.37%) Windows
6 9 (18.37%) Windows NT
7 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.29%) Finance
8 7 (14.29%) Control-M
9 6 (12.24%) zOS
9 6 (12.24%) ETL
9 6 (12.24%) HP
9 6 (12.24%) CICS
9 6 (12.24%) DB2
9 6 (12.24%) Java
9 6 (12.24%) Teradata
9 6 (12.24%) Data Structures
10 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
10 5 (10.20%) VME
10 5 (10.20%) Scala
10 5 (10.20%) Open Source
10 5 (10.20%) IBM
10 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.20%) REXX
10 5 (10.20%) Middleware
10 5 (10.20%) Remedy
11 4 (8.16%) Change Management
11 4 (8.16%) CRM

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 6 (12.24%) CICS
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.12%) Exstream Dialogue
2 3 (6.12%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Firewall
1 2 (4.08%) NetScreen
1 2 (4.08%) SMS
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) DB2
2 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.04%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Developer
2 7 (14.29%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (8.16%) Teradata Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) DB2 DBA
4 3 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (6.12%) DBA
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Operator
5 2 (4.08%) Programmer
5 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.08%) Junior
5 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Digital Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Junior Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Junior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Middleware
2 4 (8.16%) ISPF
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.04%) HTML5
3 1 (2.04%) REST
3 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 34 (69.39%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.24%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.20%) Open Source
4 4 (8.16%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (8.16%) AS400
5 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
5 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 2 (4.08%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) UNIX
2 9 (18.37%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Windows NT
3 6 (12.24%) zOS
4 5 (10.20%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) ETL
4 4 (8.16%) Change Management
4 4 (8.16%) CRM
5 3 (6.12%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 14 (28.57%) JCL
3 6 (12.24%) Java
4 5 (10.20%) Scala
4 5 (10.20%) REXX
5 3 (6.12%) COBOL
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Control-M
2 4 (8.16%) Tivoli
2 4 (8.16%) CA Wily
3 3 (6.12%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.12%) HP SIM
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (6.12%) OpenView
4 2 (4.08%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) HP
1 6 (12.24%) Teradata
2 5 (10.20%) IBM
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Remedy
3 3 (6.12%) EMC
3 3 (6.12%) Apple
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Juniper
4 2 (4.08%) BMC
4 2 (4.08%) CA
4 2 (4.08%) F5
4 2 (4.08%) BT
4 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle