The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 439 407 410
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +3
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.098% 0.059%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.021% 0.46% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 10
Median daily rate £375 £450 £683
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -34.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £518 £354
% change year-on-year
-30.43% +46.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -43.39%
MVS
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
4824 5028 5430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.83% 21.49% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3374 3429 3555
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 154 246
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.69 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 13 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Tandem
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) zOS
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Operations Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Production Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Operations Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Unix Support
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Unix Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Unix Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Unix Support
2 1 (50.00%) Unix Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA
1 1 (50.00%) IBM