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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 407 405 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.005% 0.005% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.024% 0.021% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
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
4185 4771 4743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.06% 22.75% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2859 3294 3110
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 148 218
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Middleware
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
4 4 (36.36%) Solaris
4 4 (36.36%) VME
5 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (27.27%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
5 3 (27.27%) Data Management
6 2 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) PHP
6 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (18.18%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
7 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (9.09%) .NET
7 1 (9.09%) J2EE
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Technical Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Product Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Product Manager
5 1 (9.09%) AWS Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (9.09%) DB2 Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) DB2 Systems Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Product Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) PHP Architect
5 1 (9.09%) PHP Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Security Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Unix
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) VME
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (27.27%) Data Management
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (27.27%) Protective Monitoring
1 3 (27.27%) Security Operations
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle