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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 395 406 382
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.037% 0.009%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.077% 0.17% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£348 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - £210 £400
% change year-on-year
- -47.50%
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
5192 5347 4865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.71% 22.26% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3646 3556 3128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £212 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 219 297
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £33.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) UNIX
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Middleware
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) VME
3 5 (41.67%) Scala
3 5 (41.67%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Apple
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (25.00%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) CICS
5 2 (16.67%) BMC
5 2 (16.67%) zOS
5 2 (16.67%) JCL
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Replication

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) NetScreen
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Hazelcast
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Architect
3 2 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) ISPF
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
1 5 (41.67%) VME
2 2 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) RAD
3 1 (8.33%) SSADM
3 1 (8.33%) DSDM
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Scala
4 2 (16.67%) JCL
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) C++
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Apple
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) BT
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco