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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 154 136 110
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -26
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.15% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.72% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 15
Average daily rate £475 - £580
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 - £562
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 - £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
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
788 692 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.79% 21.16% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 333 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.30 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 2 - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (65.52%) Unix
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (62.07%) Middleware
3 17 (58.62%) Workflow
3 17 (58.62%) CRM
4 14 (48.28%) Finance
5 9 (31.03%) UML
5 9 (31.03%) SSADM
5 9 (31.03%) DSDM
6 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
7 6 (20.69%) RAD
7 6 (20.69%) ATM
7 6 (20.69%) ISDN
7 6 (20.69%) Mainframe
7 6 (20.69%) VoIP
7 6 (20.69%) Ethernet
7 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.24%) LAN
9 4 (13.79%) ETL
9 4 (13.79%) CMDB
9 4 (13.79%) VME
9 4 (13.79%) Data Architecture
9 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (13.79%) NAS
9 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
9 4 (13.79%) Linux
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) Oracle
9 4 (13.79%) DB2

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) ATM
1 6 (20.69%) Ethernet
1 6 (20.69%) ISDN
1 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
1 6 (20.69%) VoIP
2 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 4 (13.79%) NAS
3 4 (13.79%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) DB2
2 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Architect
2 7 (24.14%) Systems Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Technical Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Data Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Data Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Database Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Business Solution Architect
8 1 (3.45%) CRM Architect
8 1 (3.45%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Integrator
8 1 (3.45%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.69%) Mainframe
3 4 (13.79%) CMDB
3 4 (13.79%) Data Integration
4 3 (10.34%) AS400
5 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Unix
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (13.79%) VME
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) CRM
1 17 (58.62%) Workflow
2 9 (31.03%) DSDM
2 9 (31.03%) SSADM
2 9 (31.03%) UML
3 6 (20.69%) RAD
4 4 (13.79%) Data Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
4 4 (13.79%) ETL
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Network Design
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Management
7 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) REXX
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) APMP
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.45%) IBM