The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 576 566 597
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +31
Contract jobs citing MVS 34 52 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.10% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.35% 0.48% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 7
Median daily rate £413 £550 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.95% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £691 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £275
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- +22.10%
MVS
UK

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
9655 10927 12115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.12% 21.57% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6074 6508 7291
Median daily rate £400 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 909 1060
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 12 £490 -2.00%
South East +19 10 £350 -7.89%
North East -28 9 £355 +14.05%
East of England +10 1 £325 -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MVS.

1 27 (51.92%) Mainframe
2 22 (42.31%) JCL
2 22 (42.31%) Windows
3 19 (36.54%) Unix
4 17 (32.69%) ITIL
4 17 (32.69%) Java
5 15 (28.85%) SLA
6 14 (26.92%) zOS
6 14 (26.92%) COBOL
7 12 (23.08%) C
7 12 (23.08%) Windows NT
7 12 (23.08%) Finance
8 11 (21.15%) HTML
8 11 (21.15%) DB2
8 11 (21.15%) C++
8 11 (21.15%) VB
9 10 (19.23%) Oracle
9 10 (19.23%) VC++
9 10 (19.23%) Client/Server
9 10 (19.23%) Internet
9 10 (19.23%) Tivoli
9 10 (19.23%) Middleware
9 10 (19.23%) CA Wily
10 9 (17.31%) CA
10 9 (17.31%) IBM
10 9 (17.31%) Linux
11 8 (15.38%) WebLogic
12 7 (13.46%) Tuxedo
12 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
12 7 (13.46%) TIBCO

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 7 (13.46%) Tuxedo
3 5 (9.62%) JBoss
3 5 (9.62%) WildFly
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.85%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.85%) SAS
7 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.92%) CICS
7 1 (1.92%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.92%) Commerce Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) SaaS
2 4 (7.69%) IaaS
2 4 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) Internet
2 7 (13.46%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) FTP
4 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) MPLS
4 3 (5.77%) SAN
4 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.77%) WLAN
5 2 (3.85%) APPN
5 2 (3.85%) SNA
6 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) DB2
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Big Data
6 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.92%) IDMS
6 1 (1.92%) Ingres
6 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.92%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.92%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Retail
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) French Language
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) DBA
3 5 (9.62%) Programmer
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) MVS Operator
5 3 (5.77%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) Unix Operator
6 2 (3.85%) Operational Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Operations Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) HTML
2 10 (19.23%) Middleware
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) ISPF
4 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.92%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (51.92%) Mainframe
2 10 (19.23%) Client/Server
3 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Economics
4 3 (5.77%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Tandem
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Unix
3 14 (26.92%) zOS
4 12 (23.08%) Windows NT
5 9 (17.31%) Linux
6 6 (11.54%) AIX
6 6 (11.54%) HPUX
6 6 (11.54%) OS/390
6 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.85%) VME
10 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
3 6 (11.54%) DevOps
3 6 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.69%) Change Management
5 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.69%) High Availability
5 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.69%) Open Source
5 4 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.69%) Service Management
6 3 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.77%) System Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) JCL
2 17 (32.69%) Java
3 14 (26.92%) COBOL
4 12 (23.08%) C
5 11 (21.15%) C++
5 11 (21.15%) VB
6 10 (19.23%) VC++
7 5 (9.62%) SQL
8 3 (5.77%) C#
9 2 (3.85%) REXX
9 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.92%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.85%) ACF2
2 2 (3.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (3.85%) RACF
2 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) CA Wily
1 10 (19.23%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.85%) Control-M
2 2 (3.85%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (1.92%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle
2 9 (17.31%) CA
2 9 (17.31%) IBM
3 7 (13.46%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) BMC
5 1 (1.92%) Brocade
5 1 (1.92%) Ektron
5 1 (1.92%) EMC
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.92%) PlateSpin
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.92%) VMware