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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank - 33 42
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.37% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.20% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - -
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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
137 83 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.64% 30.63% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 17 49
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £224 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 12
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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

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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

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 9 (90.00%) CRM
2 9 (90.00%) Workflow
2 9 (90.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Reference Data
3 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Architect
2 9 (90.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Reference Data
1 4 (40.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) CRM
1 9 (90.00%) Workflow
2 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (40.00%) Data Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft