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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 551 585 545
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -40
Contract jobs citing MVS 45 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.017% 0.071%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.074% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 15
Average daily rate £438 - £580
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 - £562
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 - £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
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
10068 10753 10166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.34% 22.84% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6175 6265 5621
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 875 941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +32 16 £400 -
North East - 7 £324 -
East of England - 7 - - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £675 -
North West -18 4 £475 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
London +7 1 - -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 66 (64.71%) Mainframe
2 64 (62.75%) Unix
3 46 (45.10%) Finance
4 43 (42.16%) Windows
5 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
6 31 (30.39%) ITIL
7 26 (25.49%) IBM
8 25 (24.51%) Windows NT
8 25 (24.51%) DB2
8 25 (24.51%) Workflow
9 24 (23.53%) Middleware
10 23 (22.55%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (21.57%) SLA
12 21 (20.59%) Linux
13 18 (17.65%) Control-M
13 18 (17.65%) JCL
14 17 (16.67%) CRM
15 16 (15.69%) Oracle
15 16 (15.69%) Remedy
15 16 (15.69%) ISPF
15 16 (15.69%) Data Centre
15 16 (15.69%) IBM Mainframe
16 15 (14.71%) zOS
17 14 (13.73%) CICS
17 14 (13.73%) COBOL
17 14 (13.73%) Banking
18 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (12.75%) AS400
18 13 (12.75%) VME
19 11 (10.78%) Tivoli

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 14 (13.73%) CICS
2 11 (10.78%) SAS
3 6 (5.88%) Apache
3 6 (5.88%) IIS
3 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.84%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) NAS
2 8 (7.84%) FTP
3 6 (5.88%) ATM
3 6 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 6 (5.88%) ISDN
3 6 (5.88%) SSL
3 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.88%) VoIP
3 6 (5.88%) WinSCP
4 5 (4.90%) LAN
5 4 (3.92%) SAN
6 1 (0.98%) DNS
6 1 (0.98%) Firewall
6 1 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.98%) VLAN
6 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.51%) DB2
2 11 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (5.88%) Easytrieve
4 6 (5.88%) MS Access
4 6 (5.88%) SAS EBI
4 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.96%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.96%) ChangeMan
General
1 46 (45.10%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Banking
3 8 (7.84%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (30.39%) Architect
2 16 (15.69%) Technical Architect
3 10 (9.80%) Analyst
3 10 (9.80%) MVS Operator
4 7 (6.86%) Systems Manager
4 7 (6.86%) Unix Operator
5 6 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 6 (5.88%) SAS Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Data Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Data Manager
6 5 (4.90%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Database Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.92%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) Middleware
2 16 (15.69%) ISPF
3 7 (6.86%) .NET
4 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.98%) J2EE
5 1 (0.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (64.71%) Mainframe
2 23 (22.55%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (15.69%) Data Centre
3 16 (15.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (12.75%) AS400
5 9 (8.82%) Data Integration
6 7 (6.86%) VSAM
7 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.92%) CMDB
9 2 (1.96%) HACMP
9 2 (1.96%) iSeries
9 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.98%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 64 (62.75%) Unix
2 43 (42.16%) Windows
3 25 (24.51%) Windows NT
4 21 (20.59%) Linux
5 15 (14.71%) zOS
6 13 (12.75%) VME
7 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.39%) ITIL
2 25 (24.51%) Workflow
3 17 (16.67%) CRM
4 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.82%) DSDM
5 9 (8.82%) SSADM
5 9 (8.82%) UML
6 8 (7.84%) Data Management
6 8 (7.84%) High Availability
6 8 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (7.84%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.86%) Analytics
7 7 (6.86%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.86%) Operations Management
8 6 (5.88%) RAD
8 6 (5.88%) Release Management
8 6 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.88%) Validation
9 5 (4.90%) Coaching
10 4 (3.92%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) JCL
2 14 (13.73%) COBOL
3 10 (9.80%) REXX
4 9 (8.82%) SQL
5 8 (7.84%) Java
6 6 (5.88%) Assembly Language
6 6 (5.88%) C#
6 6 (5.88%) C++
6 6 (5.88%) CLIST
6 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.88%) Perl
6 6 (5.88%) VBA
7 2 (1.96%) PHP
7 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) Python
8 1 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) APMP
3 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.57%) SLA
2 8 (7.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (6.86%) QA
4 5 (4.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
1 8 (7.84%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 8 (7.84%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (17.65%) Control-M
2 11 (10.78%) Tivoli
3 8 (7.84%) CA Wily
3 8 (7.84%) Tivoli NetView
4 6 (5.88%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.98%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 32 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (25.49%) IBM
3 16 (15.69%) Oracle
3 16 (15.69%) Remedy
4 6 (5.88%) CA
4 6 (5.88%) Cognos
4 6 (5.88%) Fujitsu
4 6 (5.88%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.98%) Apple
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco
5 1 (0.98%) Citrix
5 1 (0.98%) HP