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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
England / North West
Rank 131 146 140
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing MVS 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.081% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.39% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £525 £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £350 £445
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -21.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
531 772 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.23% 20.74% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 403 342
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 89 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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
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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Cheshire +26 3 £525 -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 4 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) Information Security
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (100.00%) FireEye
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM

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:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) ArcSight Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Deployment Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Transition Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Transition Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) SIEM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 3 (100.00%) FireEye