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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
England / London
Rank 396 408 412
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.019% 0.014%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.099% 0.096% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £490 £550 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% +58.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-8.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
4049 4183 4819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.77% 20.26% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2857 2835 3330
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 143 157
Median hourly rate £20.38 £19.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 - 1 £450 -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) JCL
2 10 (76.92%) VC++
2 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
2 10 (76.92%) Internet
2 10 (76.92%) C
2 10 (76.92%) C++
2 10 (76.92%) COBOL
2 10 (76.92%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) VB
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Unix
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
3 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
3 3 (23.08%) Tandem
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) System Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
3 3 (23.08%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (76.92%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) MPLS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Operational Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Information Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technology Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Client/Server
2 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 3 (23.08%) Tandem
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
1 3 (23.08%) Contingency Planning
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (23.08%) Security Operations
1 3 (23.08%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) JCL
2 10 (76.92%) C
2 10 (76.92%) C++
2 10 (76.92%) COBOL
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) VB
2 10 (76.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree