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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 552 521 508
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -13
Contract jobs citing MVS 27 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.067% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 5
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£545 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
10969 10762 9218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.30% 22.43% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6423 6209 5025
Average daily rate £365 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 981 950
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
North West -21 13 £570 +6.04%
East of England +9 4 £450 +119.51%
London -8 4 £513 +105.00% 2
South East -15 3 £475 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £260 -
Yorkshire -14 1 - -
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MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (39.47%) Mainframe
2 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) UNIX
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) Middleware
4 10 (26.32%) zOS
4 10 (26.32%) Finance
5 9 (23.68%) CA
6 8 (21.05%) Java
6 8 (21.05%) NoSQL
7 7 (18.42%) CRM
7 7 (18.42%) Workflow
7 7 (18.42%) VME
7 7 (18.42%) Scala
7 7 (18.42%) Open Source
8 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 6 (15.79%) IBM
9 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.53%) Banking
10 4 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (10.53%) Scrum
10 4 (10.53%) REXX
10 4 (10.53%) MQSeries
10 4 (10.53%) .NET
10 4 (10.53%) DB2
11 3 (7.89%) C#
11 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
11 3 (7.89%) Web Services
11 3 (7.89%) Linux
11 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.53%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) CICS
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) VLAN
3 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.53%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Architect
2 11 (28.95%) Technical Architect
3 9 (23.68%) Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Programmer
5 5 (13.16%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Web Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) DBA
8 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Computer Operator
8 1 (2.63%) Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Middleware
2 4 (10.53%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) ISPF
3 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.89%) Entity Framework
3 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (7.89%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (5.26%) Django
5 1 (2.63%) Struts
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.63%) JNI
5 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.63%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Mainframe
2 7 (18.42%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) Reference Data
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) UNIX
2 10 (26.32%) zOS
3 7 (18.42%) VME
4 3 (7.89%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows
6 1 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) HPUX
6 1 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.63%) OS/390
6 1 (2.63%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) CRM
1 7 (18.42%) Workflow
2 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (10.53%) Scrum
4 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.89%) MVC
4 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (7.89%) Web Application Development
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (7.89%) Web Development
5 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) TDD
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (2.63%) Migration
6 1 (2.63%) Process Management
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Kanban
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) Scala
4 4 (10.53%) REXX
5 3 (7.89%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) JCL
6 2 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) COBOL
7 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.63%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.63%) MAINVIEW
1 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (2.63%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) CA
3 6 (15.79%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) BMC
5 1 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.63%) Novell
5 1 (2.63%) Veritas
5 1 (2.63%) Symantec
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) Brocade
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