The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 48 35 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 2.60% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% 7.94% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 7
Median daily rate - £573 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £307 £540 £525
% change year-on-year
-43.10% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
MVS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
145 126 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.66% 32.73% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 86 59
Median daily rate £413 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 10
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVS across the Lancashire region.

MVS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

MVS
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MVS.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) ICL
1 1 (100.00%) VME

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) VME
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) ICL