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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 402 413 416
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing MVS 23 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.043% 0.016%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.46% 0.19% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 3
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£450 £395 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +26.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £513 £263
% change year-on-year
-17.07% +95.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
5012 5334 5302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.35% 22.68% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3535 3444
Average daily rate £400 £395 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 234 259
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.70 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 2 £550 -17.91%
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (48.28%) COBOL
1 14 (48.28%) CICS
1 14 (48.28%) JCL
2 12 (41.38%) DB2
2 12 (41.38%) General Ledger
3 11 (37.93%) Finance
4 10 (34.48%) Control-M
4 10 (34.48%) HTML
4 10 (34.48%) VBA
4 10 (34.48%) FTP
4 10 (34.48%) IMS/DB
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) UNIX
5 8 (27.59%) Middleware
6 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.79%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (13.79%) Cyber Security
6 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.34%) Marketing
7 3 (10.34%) CA
8 2 (6.90%) Linux
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (6.90%) Python
8 2 (6.90%) SQL
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle
8 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (6.90%) Django
8 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (48.28%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) DB2
2 10 (34.48%) IMS/DB
3 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
General
1 12 (41.38%) General Ledger
2 11 (37.93%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Architect
2 7 (24.14%) Technical Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Python Developer
3 2 (6.90%) COBOL Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (6.90%) Programmer
3 2 (6.90%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 2 (6.90%) COBOL Programmer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Django Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Python/Django Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) HTML
2 8 (27.59%) Middleware
3 2 (6.90%) Django
4 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
1 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (13.79%) Cyber Security
1 4 (13.79%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.90%) TDD
3 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.45%) Scrum
3 1 (3.45%) Kanban
3 1 (3.45%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) COBOL
1 14 (48.28%) JCL
2 10 (34.48%) VBA
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) CA
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle