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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 542 538 565
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Contract jobs citing MVS 37 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.046% 0.028%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 4
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£330 £319 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £313 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £410 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.25 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - -
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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
11679 11042 11303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.26% 22.93% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6854 6361 5887
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 964 1147
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
East of England - 11 £325 -
London +14 8 £693 +121.60% 1
South East -12 7 £253 -29.46% 1
South West - 4 £465 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
North East - 2 - -
North West 0 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £130 - 1
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MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 42 (54.55%) UNIX
1 42 (54.55%) Mainframe
2 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
3 24 (31.17%) Middleware
3 24 (31.17%) SQL
3 24 (31.17%) CRM
3 24 (31.17%) Finance
4 21 (27.27%) Workflow
5 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (22.08%) JCL
7 13 (16.88%) Java
8 12 (15.58%) ITIL
8 12 (15.58%) Data Modelling
8 12 (15.58%) SLA
9 11 (14.29%) VME
10 10 (12.99%) HP
10 10 (12.99%) Control-M
10 10 (12.99%) Windows NT
10 10 (12.99%) Windows
10 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) Scala
10 10 (12.99%) Open Source
10 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
11 9 (11.69%) Data Integration
11 9 (11.69%) DB2
11 9 (11.69%) IBM
12 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
12 8 (10.39%) CICS
12 8 (10.39%) ETL
12 8 (10.39%) Banking

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (10.39%) CICS
2 3 (3.90%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (3.90%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Exstream
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.90%) VoIP
3 2 (2.60%) NetScreen
3 2 (2.60%) SMS
3 2 (2.60%) Firewall
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 9 (11.69%) DB2
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.60%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.60%) Data Mart
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.60%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.60%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.60%) Subversion
1 2 (2.60%) Maven
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.60%) Hudson
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Architect
2 14 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 10 (12.99%) Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Digital Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Mainframe Operator
6 4 (5.19%) Programmer
6 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Teradata Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Junior
8 2 (2.60%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.60%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) Middleware
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) J2EE
3 2 (2.60%) ISPF
3 2 (2.60%) Spring
3 2 (2.60%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.60%) JSTL
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (54.55%) Mainframe
2 10 (12.99%) Open Source
3 9 (11.69%) Data Integration
4 8 (10.39%) Reference Data
5 7 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (7.79%) AS400
7 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.60%) CMDB
8 2 (2.60%) Replication
8 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.30%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) UNIX
2 11 (14.29%) VME
3 10 (12.99%) Windows NT
3 10 (12.99%) Windows
4 5 (6.49%) zOS
5 2 (2.60%) Linux
6 1 (1.30%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) CRM
2 21 (27.27%) Workflow
3 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.58%) ITIL
4 12 (15.58%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.39%) ETL
5 8 (10.39%) Data Architecture
6 6 (7.79%) DSDM
6 6 (7.79%) SSADM
6 6 (7.79%) UML
6 6 (7.79%) RAD
6 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
6 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.79%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.49%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.17%) SQL
2 17 (22.08%) JCL
3 13 (16.88%) Java
4 10 (12.99%) Scala
5 5 (6.49%) Ruby
5 5 (6.49%) C#
5 5 (6.49%) C++
5 5 (6.49%) COBOL
5 5 (6.49%) Python
6 4 (5.19%) REXX
7 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.30%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) Control-M
2 7 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.19%) OpenView
3 4 (5.19%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.90%) CA Wily
4 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.30%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) HP
3 9 (11.69%) IBM
4 7 (9.09%) EMC
5 6 (7.79%) Teradata
6 5 (6.49%) Oracle
6 5 (6.49%) Remedy
7 3 (3.90%) BMC
7 3 (3.90%) CA
8 2 (2.60%) McAfee
8 2 (2.60%) Juniper
8 2 (2.60%) Informatica
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco
8 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.60%) BT
8 2 (2.60%) F5
9 1 (1.30%) Perforce
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