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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 261 226 217
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Contract jobs citing MVS 6 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.061% 0.047% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 0.19% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£235 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £210 £400
% change year-on-year
+36.90% -47.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.50 -
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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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2510 2069 1727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.33% 24.30% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1292 1001 794
Average daily rate £325 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 228 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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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

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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

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (90.00%) UNIX
3 8 (80.00%) SLA
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Windows NT
4 6 (60.00%) Control-M
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) CA Wily
6 4 (40.00%) Remedy
6 4 (40.00%) Tivoli
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
8 2 (20.00%) Retail
8 2 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
8 2 (20.00%) JCL
8 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Operator
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Monitoring Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Control-M
2 4 (40.00%) CA Wily
2 4 (40.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Remedy