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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 611 570 582
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +12
Contract jobs citing MVS 16 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.055% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 3
Average daily rate £373 £533 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.04% +71.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £390 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £603 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £543 £355
% change year-on-year
-31.33% +52.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
11271 11297 10984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.00% 22.28% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7126 6482 6282
Average daily rate £390 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 928 980
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £37.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East -17 7 £420 -11.57% 1
North East - 6 £300 -
North West -14 3 £475 -16.66% 1
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 55 (88.71%) Mainframe
2 32 (51.61%) IBM
3 30 (48.39%) Finance
4 25 (40.32%) Windows
5 23 (37.10%) JCL
6 22 (35.48%) ITIL
6 22 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
6 22 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (33.87%) ISPF
8 20 (32.26%) Unix
9 19 (30.65%) DB2
10 17 (27.42%) COBOL
11 16 (25.81%) CICS
11 16 (25.81%) zOS
12 15 (24.19%) Windows NT
13 14 (22.58%) Linux
13 14 (22.58%) SLA
13 14 (22.58%) Time Sharing Option
14 13 (20.97%) REXX
14 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (19.35%) Control-M
15 12 (19.35%) CA
15 12 (19.35%) FTP
16 10 (16.13%) Tivoli
16 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
16 10 (16.13%) CA Wily
16 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
17 9 (14.52%) Retail
17 9 (14.52%) SAS
17 9 (14.52%) Oracle

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 16 (25.81%) CICS
2 9 (14.52%) SAS
3 7 (11.29%) IIS
4 6 (9.68%) Apache
4 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.35%) FTP
2 6 (9.68%) Firewall
2 6 (9.68%) NAS
2 6 (9.68%) SSL
2 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.68%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.61%) LAN
3 1 (1.61%) VLAN
3 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) DB2
2 8 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (9.68%) Easytrieve
3 6 (9.68%) MS Access
3 6 (9.68%) SAS EBI
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Eclipse
1 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) CA Gen
General
1 30 (48.39%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Retail
3 8 (12.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Architect
2 9 (14.52%) Developer
3 6 (9.68%) Applications Developer
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (9.68%) SAS Architect
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 4 (6.45%) SAS Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (4.84%) MVS Operator
6 3 (4.84%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.87%) ISPF
2 8 (12.90%) .NET
3 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) J2EE
4 1 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 55 (88.71%) Mainframe
2 22 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (35.48%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (12.90%) AS400
4 7 (11.29%) VSAM
5 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows
2 20 (32.26%) Unix
3 16 (25.81%) zOS
4 15 (24.19%) Windows NT
5 14 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (11.29%) VME
7 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
4 8 (12.90%) Analytics
4 8 (12.90%) High Availability
4 8 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (12.90%) Workflow
5 7 (11.29%) ITIL V3
5 7 (11.29%) Operations Management
6 6 (9.68%) Release Management
6 6 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (8.06%) Change Management
7 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.45%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.84%) Change Control
9 3 (4.84%) Migration
9 3 (4.84%) Validation
10 2 (3.23%) Coaching
10 2 (3.23%) Data Management
10 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) JCL
2 17 (27.42%) COBOL
3 13 (20.97%) REXX
4 7 (11.29%) C#
4 7 (11.29%) C++
4 7 (11.29%) CLIST
4 7 (11.29%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) Assembly Language
5 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.68%) Perl
5 6 (9.68%) VBA
6 3 (4.84%) SQL
7 2 (3.23%) C
8 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.61%) R
8 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) SLA
2 7 (11.29%) QA
3 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 12 (19.35%) Control-M
2 10 (16.13%) CA Wily
2 10 (16.13%) Tivoli
3 8 (12.90%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.61%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.61%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) IBM
2 12 (19.35%) CA
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle
4 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.68%) Cognos
5 6 (9.68%) Fujitsu
5 6 (9.68%) Micro Focus
6 5 (8.06%) BMC
6 5 (8.06%) Remedy
7 4 (6.45%) HP
8 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.61%) Apple
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco
9 1 (1.61%) Citrix
9 1 (1.61%) ICL
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