The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 58 68 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing MVS 8 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.13% 0.12% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.57% 0.52% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
MVS
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
175 194 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.65% 24.01% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 77 77
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £132 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 20
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVS across the Milton Keynes region.

MVS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the Milton Keynes region.

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 27 (100.00%) Unix
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
3 19 (70.37%) Windows NT
4 18 (66.67%) SLA
5 17 (62.96%) Control-M
6 16 (59.26%) ITIL
7 15 (55.56%) Remedy
8 13 (48.15%) Finance
9 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
9 8 (29.63%) Banking
10 6 (22.22%) DB2
10 6 (22.22%) MAINVIEW
10 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (18.52%) Coaching
11 5 (18.52%) Data Integration
11 5 (18.52%) Data Quality
11 5 (18.52%) Tivoli
11 5 (18.52%) SQL
11 5 (18.52%) Oracle
11 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (18.52%) SAS
11 5 (18.52%) Retail
11 5 (18.52%) Data Management
11 5 (18.52%) Validation
12 3 (11.11%) JCL
12 3 (11.11%) CA Wily
13 2 (7.41%) iSeries
13 2 (7.41%) Change Management
13 2 (7.41%) AS400

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (18.52%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) DB2
2 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ChangeMan
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) MVS Operator
2 7 (25.93%) Unix Operator
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Operator
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Operator
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) ISPF
1 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (81.48%) Mainframe
2 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (18.52%) Data Integration
5 2 (7.41%) AS400
5 2 (7.41%) HACMP
5 2 (7.41%) iSeries
6 1 (3.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Unix
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows NT
3 2 (7.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Coaching
2 5 (18.52%) Data Management
2 5 (18.52%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) JCL
3 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (66.67%) SLA
2 5 (18.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 17 (62.96%) Control-M
2 6 (22.22%) MAINVIEW
3 5 (18.52%) Tivoli
4 3 (11.11%) CA Wily
5 1 (3.70%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Remedy
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) IBM