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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 118 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.073% 0.24% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £210 £348
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -39.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - -
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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 Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
557 624 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.25% 25.11% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 275 212
Average daily rate £325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £139 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 43
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.90 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 7 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) JCL