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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 48 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +8
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.24% 2.87% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 9.38% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £310 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
133 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.67% 30.62% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 34
Average daily rate £250 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £30.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
MVS
North West

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 18 April 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) REXX
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) CA
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) SAS
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (50.00%) SELCOPY
3 1 (25.00%) Wiki
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) QlikView
3 1 (25.00%) IronPort
3 1 (25.00%) VME
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (50.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) QlikView
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Wiki
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) VME
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) REXX
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) SELCOPY
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) IronPort
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Siebel
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) Open Text
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica