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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 598 569 577
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing MVS 21 62 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.56% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 19
Median daily rate £385 £543 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.98% +64.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £397 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £635 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £525 £270
% change year-on-year
-28.52% +94.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%
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
10513 11141 11744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.08% 21.42% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6714 6650 6895
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 871 1034
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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
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 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 7 - -
London -14 5 £475 -13.63%
East of England - 4 £385 -
West Midlands -28 3 £360 -15.29%
Midlands -6 1 - -
North East - 1 £376 -
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UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 29 (69.05%) Mainframe
2 22 (52.38%) JCL
2 22 (52.38%) IBM
3 21 (50.00%) zOS
4 15 (35.71%) Firewall
5 14 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
6 13 (30.95%) REXX
6 13 (30.95%) Unix
6 13 (30.95%) ISPF
7 12 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
7 12 (28.57%) Service Delivery
8 11 (26.19%) CA
8 11 (26.19%) FTP
8 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
9 10 (23.81%) Windows
9 10 (23.81%) Control-M
9 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (21.43%) SLA
11 8 (19.05%) HP
11 8 (19.05%) BMC
11 8 (19.05%) ITIL
11 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
11 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Windows NT
13 6 (14.29%) Change Management
13 6 (14.29%) Finance
14 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
14 5 (11.90%) OS/390
14 5 (11.90%) COBOL

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 3 (7.14%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) FTP
2 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) SAN
4 3 (7.14%) Internet
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.14%) WLAN
5 2 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) CA Gen
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Programmer
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Programmer
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (4.76%) MVS Systems Programmer
5 2 (4.76%) Operational Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) ISPF
2 4 (9.52%) Middleware
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (69.05%) Mainframe
2 12 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.14%) Economics
4 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.76%) Tandem
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) zOS
2 13 (30.95%) Unix
3 10 (23.81%) Windows
4 7 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 5 (11.90%) OS/390
6 4 (9.52%) Linux
7 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) AIX
8 1 (2.38%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (7.14%) ITSM
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) SOA
5 3 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.76%) Security Operations
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) JCL
2 13 (30.95%) REXX
3 5 (11.90%) COBOL
4 4 (9.52%) C
5 3 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) VB
5 3 (7.14%) VC++
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) CLIST
6 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Control-M
2 5 (11.90%) CA Wily
2 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) IBM
2 11 (26.19%) CA
3 8 (19.05%) BMC
3 8 (19.05%) HP
3 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) ICL
6 1 (2.38%) Sitecore