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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 399 391 393
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.018% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.084% 0.081% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£513 £250 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -35.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £250 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £250 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +44.82%
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
4759 4922 4458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.47% 21.75% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3165 3353 2910
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 236 239
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 - 1 £400 -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) Django
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Struts
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) CA

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Python Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Django Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Python/Django Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Django
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Struts
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) Apple
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec