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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank - 149 134
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.40% 0.094%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.95% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 0
Median daily rate - £593 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £518 £354
% change year-on-year
-27.53% +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 North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
722 873 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.65% 20.79% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 462 401
Median daily rate £388 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £479 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 94 102
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £31.53
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 the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for MVS.

1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) zOS
3 2 (28.57%) CICS
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) DB2
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) CA Gen
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) VME
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) ICL
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL
4 1 (14.29%) OS/390
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Intranet
4 1 (14.29%) JCL
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Architect
3 1 (14.29%) C Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) zOS
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) OS/390
2 1 (14.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Control
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
1 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) COBOL
1 1 (14.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) ICL