The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 408 386 422
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +36
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.014% 0.004%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.080% 0.068% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £200 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.75% -2.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
MVS
England

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 18 April 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 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
1 5 (71.43%) REXX
1 5 (71.43%) JCL
2 4 (57.14%) zOS
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) OS/390
3 3 (42.86%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) SNA
3 3 (42.86%) Financial Institution
3 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 3 (42.86%) TELNET
3 3 (42.86%) X.25
3 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
3 3 (42.86%) Hedge funds
4 2 (28.57%) VSAM
4 2 (28.57%) CICS
5 1 (14.29%) CA
5 1 (14.29%) CGI
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) DB2
5 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
5 1 (14.29%) MPLS

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (28.57%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) SNA
1 3 (42.86%) TELNET
1 3 (42.86%) X.25
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Information Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) CGI
2 1 (14.29%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
1 3 (42.86%) Hedge funds
2 2 (28.57%) VSAM
3 1 (14.29%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) zOS
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) REXX
1 5 (71.43%) JCL
2 3 (42.86%) C
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) VMware