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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 38 47 30
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing MVS 10 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.28% 1.93% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.20% 7.35% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
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£573 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
122 136 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.79% 26.31% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 68 24
Average daily rate £400 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £32.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +6 10 £573 +4.09%
MVS
North West

MVS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) UNIX
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
2 6 (60.00%) Workflow
2 6 (60.00%) VME
2 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Scala
2 6 (60.00%) Open Source
2 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (20.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Process Management
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Play Framework

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Architect
1 10 (100.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Workflow
1 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft