The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 113 125 135
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing MVS 17 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.038% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.47% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£538 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £360 £260
% change year-on-year
+42.26% +38.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
689 628 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 23.57% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 278 273
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
MVS
England

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
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 23 July 2014. 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
Manchester - 3 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) UNIX
3 13 (72.22%) Middleware
3 13 (72.22%) Workflow
3 13 (72.22%) CRM
4 12 (66.67%) Finance
5 8 (44.44%) Data Modelling
5 8 (44.44%) Reference Data
5 8 (44.44%) Data Architecture
6 7 (38.89%) Data Integration
7 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) IBM
9 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (16.67%) DB2
9 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
9 3 (16.67%) CICS
10 1 (5.56%) Wiki
10 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (5.56%) QlikView
10 1 (5.56%) IronPort
10 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
10 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (5.56%) SELCOPY
10 1 (5.56%) CA
10 1 (5.56%) Informatica
10 1 (5.56%) REXX

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) CICS
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) QlikView
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Architect
2 13 (72.22%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Operator
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Reference Data
2 7 (38.89%) Data Integration
3 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) CRM
1 13 (72.22%) Workflow
2 8 (44.44%) Data Architecture
2 8 (44.44%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
1 1 (5.56%) REXX
1 1 (5.56%) JCL
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.56%) Siebel
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Open Text
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) IronPort