The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 143 140 134
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing MVS 20 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.096% 0.035%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.24% 0.40% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate
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£585 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £248 £310
% change year-on-year
+109.09% -20.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £28.25 -
% change year-on-year
-46.90% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
893 752 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.31% 24.06% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 392 285
Average daily rate £365 £316 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.41% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 94 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MVS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MVS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MVS across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MVS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MVS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire - 15 £535 -
Manchester -10 3 - -
Cheshire - 1 £600 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (81.82%) UNIX
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (78.79%) Middleware
3 20 (60.61%) CRM
3 20 (60.61%) Workflow
4 19 (57.58%) Finance
5 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
6 7 (21.21%) Java
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
6 7 (21.21%) VME
6 7 (21.21%) Scala
6 7 (21.21%) Open Source
6 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
7 5 (15.15%) UML
7 5 (15.15%) SSADM
7 5 (15.15%) DSDM
7 5 (15.15%) zOS
7 5 (15.15%) REXX
8 4 (12.12%) ATM
8 4 (12.12%) ISDN
8 4 (12.12%) VoIP
8 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.12%) RAD
8 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
8 4 (12.12%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (9.09%) Reference Data

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (3.03%) SAS
1 1 (3.03%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) ATM
1 4 (12.12%) ISDN
1 4 (12.12%) VoIP
1 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) Adabas
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Architect
2 16 (48.48%) Technical Architect
3 7 (21.21%) Systems Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Data Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Adabas DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Integrator
7 1 (3.03%) DBA
7 1 (3.03%) Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Integration Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (78.79%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) ISPF
3 1 (3.03%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.09%) Reference Data
4 2 (6.06%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) UNIX
2 7 (21.21%) VME
3 5 (15.15%) zOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) CRM
1 20 (60.61%) Workflow
2 7 (21.21%) Open Source
3 5 (15.15%) UML
3 5 (15.15%) SSADM
3 5 (15.15%) DSDM
4 4 (12.12%) RAD
4 4 (12.12%) Strategic Planning
4 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Data Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.06%) ITIL
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) Process Management
7 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.03%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.03%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
1 7 (21.21%) Scala
2 5 (15.15%) REXX
3 1 (3.03%) NATURAL
3 1 (3.03%) JCL
3 1 (3.03%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) APMP
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (3.03%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) CA