The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 124 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.085% 0.036%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
675 565 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.78% 23.95% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 273 208
Average daily rate £375 £345 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
MVS
UK

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 1 - -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (66.67%) REXX
2 3 (50.00%) JCL
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) CA
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) TELNET
3 2 (33.33%) X.25
3 2 (33.33%) VSAM
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) SNA
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) CICS
3 2 (33.33%) OS/390
3 2 (33.33%) zOS
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Qualys

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TELNET
1 2 (33.33%) X.25
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) SNA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) OS/390
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) REXX
2 3 (50.00%) JCL
3 2 (33.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy
2 1 (16.67%) Qualys