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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 145 134 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Contract jobs citing MVS 9 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.032% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.09% 0.14% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
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£558 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.83% -4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+47.88% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
823 703 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.20% 22.66% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 295 252
Average daily rate £375 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 128 71
Average hourly rate £13.87 £18.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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

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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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 6 £570 +83.87% 1
Cheshire - 2 £463 - 2
Manchester - 1 - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) CRM
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) Middleware
1 7 (50.00%) Workflow
1 7 (50.00%) VME
1 7 (50.00%) Scala
1 7 (50.00%) Open Source
1 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (42.86%) zOS
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
3 5 (35.71%) CA
4 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) MQSeries
5 3 (21.43%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) REXX
5 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) ISPF
7 1 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.14%) Banking
7 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
7 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
7 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (28.57%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
1 7 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (14.29%) ISPF
3 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Open Source
2 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) VME
2 6 (42.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) CRM
1 7 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (21.43%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) Scala
2 3 (21.43%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) CA
3 3 (21.43%) IBM
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