The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 412 425 403
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing MVS 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.036% 0.012%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.16% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
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£693 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+121.60% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £61.00
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 London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5596 5800 5422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.85% 23.08% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3822 3342
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 254 330
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVS across the London region.

MVS Daily Rate Trend in London

MVS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MVS across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MVS Daily Rate Histogram in London

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the London region.

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in London

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (81.25%) Java
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) Middleware
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) UNIX
3 11 (68.75%) VME
4 10 (62.50%) Scala
4 10 (62.50%) NoSQL
4 10 (62.50%) Open Source
5 8 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) CRM
7 6 (37.50%) DSDM
7 6 (37.50%) UML
7 6 (37.50%) RAD
7 6 (37.50%) SSADM
7 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
8 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
8 5 (31.25%) Workflow
8 5 (31.25%) Ruby
8 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (31.25%) Python
8 5 (31.25%) C#
8 5 (31.25%) C++
8 5 (31.25%) .NET
9 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (18.75%) VoIP
10 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
10 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (12.50%) CICS
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) NetScreen
2 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Pentaho
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Hudson
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
1 2 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Digital Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Development Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Development Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Software Development Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Middleware
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) ISPF
3 2 (12.50%) JSTL
3 2 (12.50%) Spring MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Open Source
2 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) UNIX
1 11 (68.75%) VME
2 2 (12.50%) zOS
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) CRM
3 6 (37.50%) DSDM
3 6 (37.50%) UML
3 6 (37.50%) RAD
3 6 (37.50%) SSADM
3 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 5 (31.25%) Workflow
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Scala
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) BMC
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) BT
3 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) F5