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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 140 133 129
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.48% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £210 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.90% -47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.50 -
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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
693 623 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.45% 22.00% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 323
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 88 84
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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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

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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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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

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Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (80.00%) zOS
2 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) ISPF
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) REXX
4 1 (20.00%) DB2
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) CICS

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (40.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (20.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) CA