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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 395 392 361
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -31
Contract jobs citing MVS 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.014% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.062% 0.021% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£348 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - £580 £450
% change year-on-year
- +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.50 -
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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
4853 4731 4402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.97% 21.95% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3350 3140 2778
Average daily rate £413 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 209 283
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) UNIX
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Middleware
3 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) VME
3 5 (50.00%) Scala
3 5 (50.00%) Open Source
3 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Apple
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) CRM
5 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (10.00%) REST
6 1 (10.00%) Apache Flex
6 1 (10.00%) zOS
6 1 (10.00%) JCL
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Hazelcast
2 1 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Flex
2 1 (10.00%) ISPF
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) VME
2 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) SSADM
3 1 (10.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) Scala
4 1 (10.00%) JCL
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) C++
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Apple
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle