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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 243 232 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.043% 0.13% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£270 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - -
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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
2249 2100 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.23% 24.35% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 1057 904
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 239 254
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.78 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

MVS
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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (100.00%) Control-M
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 7 (87.50%) SLA
3 6 (75.00%) Banking
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Windows NT
4 4 (50.00%) JCL
4 4 (50.00%) Remedy
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) OS/390
5 1 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Operator
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows NT
3 1 (12.50%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Control-M
2 1 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
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