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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 160 144 138
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.33% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.46% 1.56% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 1
Median daily rate £538 £570 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +83.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £545 £355
% change year-on-year
-22.93% +53.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
865 836 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.43% 21.51% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 416 316
Median daily rate £375 £364 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +32.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 110 121
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £20.19 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 3 £538 -
Lancashire -5 1 - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) VME
4 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (25.00%) DB2
4 2 (25.00%) CICS
4 2 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) CA Gen
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (12.50%) QA
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) zOS
5 1 (12.50%) Intranet
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing

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 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
4 1 (12.50%) C Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Storage Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) VME
2 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu
3 1 (12.50%) ICL