The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 232 256 260
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +4
Contract jobs citing MVS 10 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.17% 0.061%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% 0.67% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £380 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +61.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £325
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.40%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1654 2387 2478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.42% 25.04% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 1345 1281
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 238 217
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +11.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MVS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MVS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +9 5 - -
Surrey +20 2 £338 -25.00%
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MVS.

1 15 (88.24%) Mainframe
2 12 (70.59%) Unix
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows NT
2 12 (70.59%) SLA
3 10 (58.82%) Tivoli
3 10 (58.82%) CA Wily
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Retail
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) JCL
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Remedy
7 2 (11.76%) APPN
7 2 (11.76%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (11.76%) Control-M
7 2 (11.76%) RACF
7 2 (11.76%) CA
7 2 (11.76%) OS/390
7 2 (11.76%) zOS
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) FTP
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) SNA
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.76%) C#
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (11.76%) .NET
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) CICS
1 1 (5.88%) Commerce Server
1 1 (5.88%) Commerce Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) APPN
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
1 2 (11.76%) SNA
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) MVS Operator
1 3 (17.65%) Unix Operator
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) z/OS Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Service Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) ISPF
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (88.24%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Unix
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
1 12 (70.59%) Windows NT
2 2 (11.76%) OS/390
2 2 (11.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Prototyping
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) JCL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) COBOL
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) R
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (70.59%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) ACF2
1 2 (11.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (11.76%) RACF
1 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.88%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) CA Wily
1 10 (58.82%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.76%) Control-M
2 2 (11.76%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) CA
1 2 (11.76%) IBM
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy
2 1 (5.88%) Ektron
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle