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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 387 389 366
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing MVS 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.064% 0.022% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £580 £450
% change year-on-year
-23.27% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4693 4509 4187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.40% 20.90% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3226 3000 2679
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 215 233
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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
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 5 March 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (42.86%) Apple
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 2 (28.57%) Django
3 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe
4 1 (14.29%) CICS
4 1 (14.29%) BMC
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Hazelcast
2 1 (14.29%) IBM InfoSphere
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Python Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Django Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (28.57%) Django
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) ISPF
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Flex
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) JCL
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Symantec
1 3 (42.86%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (14.29%) BMC