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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
UK / England
Rank 555 539 575
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +36
Contract jobs citing MVS 22 52 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.11% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.53% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 1
Median daily rate £414 £500 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.25% +43.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £438 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
8690 9739 10529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.96% 21.33% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5536 5871 6263
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
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 528 761 883
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +7 9 £403 -12.97%
North East -22 5 £350 +8.10%
London +9 4 £490 -10.90%
East of England -1 1 £425 - 1
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 32 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 24 (42.86%) Java
2 24 (42.86%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) Unix
3 22 (39.29%) JCL
4 18 (32.14%) ITIL
5 17 (30.36%) C
6 14 (25.00%) C++
6 14 (25.00%) COBOL
6 14 (25.00%) VB
6 14 (25.00%) DB2
6 14 (25.00%) SLA
7 13 (23.21%) Oracle
8 12 (21.43%) HTML
8 12 (21.43%) PRINCE2
8 12 (21.43%) Linux
8 12 (21.43%) Windows NT
8 12 (21.43%) zOS
8 12 (21.43%) Finance
8 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (19.64%) Internet
9 11 (19.64%) Tivoli
9 11 (19.64%) CA
9 11 (19.64%) Client/Server
9 11 (19.64%) IBM
9 11 (19.64%) SQL
9 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (17.86%) DevOps
10 10 (17.86%) CA Wily
10 10 (17.86%) VC++

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 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.50%) Tuxedo
3 5 (8.93%) JBoss
3 5 (8.93%) SAS
3 5 (8.93%) WildFly
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.57%) CICS
6 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.79%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.79%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) IaaS
1 8 (14.29%) PaaS
1 8 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) FTP
2 3 (5.36%) MPLS
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) APPN
3 2 (3.57%) LDAP
3 2 (3.57%) SNA
3 2 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) DB2
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.14%) Big Data
5 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.79%) IDMS
7 1 (1.79%) Ingres
7 1 (1.79%) MySQL
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) French Language
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) DBA
3 6 (10.71%) Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (7.14%) Programmer
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (5.36%) MVS Operator
6 3 (5.36%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Unix Operator
7 2 (3.57%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) HTML
2 7 (12.50%) Middleware
3 6 (10.71%) .NET
4 3 (5.36%) ISPF
5 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.79%) CSS
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) WCF
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.64%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.36%) Tandem
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.86%) Windows
2 22 (39.29%) Unix
3 12 (21.43%) Linux
3 12 (21.43%) Windows NT
3 12 (21.43%) zOS
4 9 (16.07%) AIX
5 6 (10.71%) HPUX
5 6 (10.71%) OS/390
5 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.14%) VME
8 2 (3.57%) Solaris
9 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) ITIL
2 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 10 (17.86%) DevOps
4 9 (16.07%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (16.07%) Problem Management
5 8 (14.29%) Change Management
5 8 (14.29%) Open Source
5 8 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Data Management
6 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.93%) High Availability
8 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.14%) Resource Management
9 3 (5.36%) Contingency Planning
9 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (5.36%) Security Operations
9 3 (5.36%) System Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) Java
2 22 (39.29%) JCL
3 17 (30.36%) C
4 14 (25.00%) C++
4 14 (25.00%) COBOL
4 14 (25.00%) VB
5 11 (19.64%) SQL
6 10 (17.86%) VC++
7 6 (10.71%) C#
8 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
9 4 (7.14%) MATLAB
9 4 (7.14%) Perl
9 4 (7.14%) R
10 3 (5.36%) Python
10 3 (5.36%) Ruby
11 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.79%) REXX
11 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.57%) ACF2
2 2 (3.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (3.57%) RACF
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Tivoli
2 10 (17.86%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.57%) Control-M
3 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.57%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.79%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) CA
2 11 (19.64%) IBM
3 7 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (1.79%) BMC
6 1 (1.79%) Brocade
6 1 (1.79%) Ektron
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.79%) VMware
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