The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 435 422 441
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs citing MVS 6 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.026% 0.056% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 8
Median daily rate £475 £550 £693
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -20.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £428 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £598 £717
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £525 £270
% change year-on-year
-28.52% +94.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%
MVS
England

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
4726 4978 5513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.64% 21.58% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3252 3409 3703
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 152 242
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.95 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +9.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £34.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 1 £485 -11.81%
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 6 (85.71%) JCL
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) COBOL
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) VC++
3 3 (42.86%) Client/Server
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Tandem
3 3 (42.86%) Security Operations
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) CA
5 1 (14.29%) zOS
5 1 (14.29%) Advertising
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Operations Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Information Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Production Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Technology Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Support
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (42.86%) Client/Server
2 3 (42.86%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Security Operations
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) C
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) COBOL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) IBM