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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
UK / England
Rank 557 577 584
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Contract jobs citing MVS 17 34 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.071% 0.023%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.34% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 3
Median daily rate £414 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.21% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £350 £445
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -21.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8432 10122 10805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.43% 21.23% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5476 6233 6285
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 686 848
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
South East +10 5 £414 +18.21%
North East -12 5 £350 +7.69%
North West +23 3 £525 -
East of England -2 3 £500 -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 25 (50.00%) Java
2 21 (42.00%) Mainframe
3 18 (36.00%) C
4 17 (34.00%) Windows
4 17 (34.00%) JCL
5 16 (32.00%) ITIL
6 15 (30.00%) C++
6 15 (30.00%) VB
7 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (28.00%) COBOL
7 14 (28.00%) DB2
7 14 (28.00%) Unix
8 13 (26.00%) Oracle
9 12 (24.00%) SQL
9 12 (24.00%) HTML
9 12 (24.00%) Linux
9 12 (24.00%) PRINCE2
9 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (22.00%) Internet
10 11 (22.00%) CA
10 11 (22.00%) Client/Server
11 10 (20.00%) VC++
11 10 (20.00%) DevOps
12 9 (18.00%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (18.00%) Problem Management
12 9 (18.00%) AIX
12 9 (18.00%) C#
12 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (18.00%) .NET
13 8 (16.00%) WebLogic

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 (16.00%) WebLogic
2 7 (14.00%) Tuxedo
3 6 (12.00%) SAS
4 5 (10.00%) JBoss
4 5 (10.00%) WildFly
5 4 (8.00%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.00%) CICS
7 2 (4.00%) CMS
7 2 (4.00%) MQSeries
7 2 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.00%) Commerce Server
8 1 (2.00%) Commerce Server 2007
8 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.00%) MS Office
1 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) IaaS
1 8 (16.00%) PaaS
1 8 (16.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) FTP
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) APPN
3 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) LDAP
3 2 (4.00%) MPLS
3 2 (4.00%) SNA
3 2 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) DB2
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (14.00%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (10.00%) Big Data
6 5 (10.00%) Hadoop
6 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (2.00%) IDMS
9 1 (2.00%) Ingres
9 1 (2.00%) MySQL
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) French Language
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Business Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) DBA
2 7 (14.00%) Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) SAS Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.00%) ArcSight Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Applications Support
6 2 (4.00%) Technologist
6 2 (4.00%) Unix Operator
6 2 (4.00%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) HTML
2 9 (18.00%) .NET
3 7 (14.00%) Middleware
4 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.00%) ISPF
5 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) J2EE
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
5 1 (2.00%) WCF
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (22.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Tandem
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Unix
3 12 (24.00%) Linux
4 9 (18.00%) AIX
5 8 (16.00%) zOS
6 6 (12.00%) HPUX
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.00%) Windows NT
8 4 (8.00%) VME
9 2 (4.00%) OS/390
9 2 (4.00%) Solaris
10 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) ITIL
2 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) PRINCE2
4 10 (20.00%) DevOps
5 9 (18.00%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (18.00%) Problem Management
6 8 (16.00%) Change Management
6 8 (16.00%) Open Source
6 8 (16.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Data Management
7 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.00%) High Availability
9 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
9 4 (8.00%) Resource Management
10 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
10 3 (6.00%) System Testing
10 3 (6.00%) Time Management
10 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) Java
2 18 (36.00%) C
3 17 (34.00%) JCL
4 15 (30.00%) C++
4 15 (30.00%) VB
5 14 (28.00%) COBOL
6 12 (24.00%) SQL
7 10 (20.00%) VC++
8 9 (18.00%) C#
9 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
10 5 (10.00%) MATLAB
10 5 (10.00%) R
11 4 (8.00%) Perl
12 3 (6.00%) Python
12 3 (6.00%) Ruby
13 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
13 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
13 1 (2.00%) REXX
13 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.00%) ACF2
2 2 (4.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (4.00%) RACF
2 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (10.00%) CA Wily
3 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.00%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (2.00%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) Oracle
2 11 (22.00%) CA
3 7 (14.00%) IBM
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.00%) ArcSight
4 3 (6.00%) FireEye
4 3 (6.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.00%) BMC
5 1 (2.00%) Brocade
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) PlateSpin
5 1 (2.00%) VMware