The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 1.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
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
123 93 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.60% 21.63% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 11
Average daily rate £375 £375 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 18 (100.00%) Unix
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (94.44%) Workflow
2 17 (94.44%) CRM
2 17 (94.44%) Middleware
3 14 (77.78%) Finance
4 8 (44.44%) SSADM
4 8 (44.44%) DSDM
4 8 (44.44%) UML
5 5 (27.78%) ATM
5 5 (27.78%) ISDN
5 5 (27.78%) VoIP
5 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
5 5 (27.78%) RAD
5 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (16.67%) Data Integration
7 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (16.67%) Data Architecture
8 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
9 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 1 (5.56%) APMP
9 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) ATM
1 5 (27.78%) Ethernet
1 5 (27.78%) ISDN
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
1 5 (27.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Systems Manager
3 6 (33.33%) Technical Architect
4 5 (27.78%) Data Manager
5 4 (22.22%) Data Architect
5 4 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Business Solution Architect
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Architect
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Integration Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Integrator
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Data Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) CRM
1 17 (94.44%) Workflow
2 8 (44.44%) DSDM
2 8 (44.44%) SSADM
2 8 (44.44%) UML
3 5 (27.78%) RAD
4 3 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) APMP
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft