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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 553 503 505
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +2
Contract jobs citing MVS 10 36 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.081% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.094% 0.36% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 3
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£348 £580 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% +28.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £580 £450
% change year-on-year
- +28.88%
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
10634 10081 9124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.03% 22.65% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6307 5694 4893
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 937 1037
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 £37.50 £34.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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
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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 3 £348 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (58.54%) Mainframe
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 12 (29.27%) UNIX
3 12 (29.27%) JCL
4 10 (24.39%) zOS
5 7 (17.07%) ITIL
5 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (14.63%) Finance
6 6 (14.63%) Teradata
6 6 (14.63%) SLA
6 6 (14.63%) ETL
6 6 (14.63%) Java
6 6 (14.63%) IBM
6 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
7 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.20%) HP
7 5 (12.20%) REXX
7 5 (12.20%) Middleware
7 5 (12.20%) Windows
7 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
7 5 (12.20%) VME
7 5 (12.20%) Scala
7 5 (12.20%) Open Source
7 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
8 4 (9.76%) CA Wily
8 4 (9.76%) MQSeries
8 4 (9.76%) Windows NT
8 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
8 4 (9.76%) CA
9 3 (7.32%) Apple

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (9.76%) MQSeries
2 3 (7.32%) CICS
2 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.32%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (7.32%) Exstream Dialogue
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.88%) SMS
2 2 (4.88%) NetScreen
3 1 (2.44%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) NAS
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
3 1 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Teradata Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Programmer
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.88%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.88%) DBA
6 2 (4.88%) Computer Operator
6 2 (4.88%) Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Junior Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Security Designer
6 2 (4.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Middleware
2 3 (7.32%) ISPF
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.44%) HTML5
3 1 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.44%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (58.54%) Mainframe
2 6 (14.63%) Data Structures
3 5 (12.20%) Open Source
4 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
4 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.88%) AS400
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) CMDB
6 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) UNIX
2 10 (24.39%) zOS
3 5 (12.20%) Windows
3 5 (12.20%) VME
4 4 (9.76%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.44%) Tru64
5 1 (2.44%) OpenVMS
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) HPUX
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) ITIL
1 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.63%) ETL
3 3 (7.32%) CRM
3 3 (7.32%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.44%) UML
5 1 (2.44%) RAD
5 1 (2.44%) SSADM
5 1 (2.44%) DSDM
5 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.44%) Workflow
5 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.44%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 12 (29.27%) JCL
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) REXX
4 5 (12.20%) Scala
5 3 (7.32%) COBOL
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) ProxySG
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) CA Wily
1 4 (9.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.32%) Control-M
2 3 (7.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.88%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.88%) OpenView
4 1 (2.44%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Teradata
1 6 (14.63%) IBM
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) HP
3 4 (9.76%) CA
4 3 (7.32%) Apple
4 3 (7.32%) EMC
4 3 (7.32%) Symantec
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.88%) BT
5 2 (4.88%) F5
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) McAfee
5 2 (4.88%) Juniper
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) BMC
6 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.44%) Novell
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