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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 252 244 219
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs citing MVS 12 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.076% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.32% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£258 £270 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% -24.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £513 £263
% change year-on-year
-17.07% +95.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
2301 2204 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.10% 23.95% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1070 1043
Average daily rate £360 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 204 269
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015. 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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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
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £258 -4.62%
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (66.67%) Control-M
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Mainframe
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) DB2
5 5 (33.33%) JCL
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) SLA
7 3 (20.00%) C#
7 3 (20.00%) Remedy
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (20.00%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (20.00%) CA Endevor
7 3 (20.00%) VSAM
7 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (20.00%) Web Application Development

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 3 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) VSAM
3 2 (13.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) Web Development
2 3 (20.00%) Web Application Development
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) JCL
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Control-M
2 3 (20.00%) CA Endevor
2 3 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) IBM