The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 130 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.039% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
MVS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
535 567 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.94% 21.37% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 298 235
Average daily rate £343 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £178.75 £23.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVS across the Scotland region.

MVS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the Scotland region.

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

MVS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 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
Glasgow - 1 £425 -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
2 2 (66.67%) R
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOD
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (33.33%) DataPower
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) C

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) R
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat