The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 39 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.14% 0.37% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.85% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £360 £260
% change year-on-year
+42.26% +38.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
113 90 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.15% 33.09% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 27 43
Average daily rate £270 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £361 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.60 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £31.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 10 (90.91%) Middleware
3 9 (81.82%) Workflow
3 9 (81.82%) Finance
3 9 (81.82%) CRM
4 4 (36.36%) Reference Data
4 4 (36.36%) Data Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) SELCOPY
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) SAS
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) SLA
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Open Text
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 1 (9.09%) Clustering
6 1 (9.09%) Wiki
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) QlikView
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Architect
2 9 (81.82%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Reference Data
1 4 (36.36%) Data Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Workflow
1 9 (81.82%) CRM
2 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SELCOPY
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) REXX
1 1 (9.09%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Open Text
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) IronPort
2 1 (9.09%) Siebel
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) CA
2 1 (9.09%) Informatica