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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 239 267 239
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -28
Contract jobs citing MVS 17 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.011% 0.071%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 0.043% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
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
2096 2328 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.42% 24.72% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 1138 929
Average daily rate £353 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.44% +0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 199 244
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire +22 11 £350 -
Surrey - 6 £463 -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 33 (97.06%) Windows
2 29 (85.29%) Mainframe
3 27 (79.41%) Unix
4 21 (61.76%) Finance
5 20 (58.82%) Windows NT
6 18 (52.94%) ITIL
7 17 (50.00%) SLA
8 16 (47.06%) Control-M
9 15 (44.12%) Remedy
10 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (29.41%) SAS
11 10 (29.41%) Oracle
12 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
13 8 (23.53%) Banking
14 7 (20.59%) Tivoli
15 6 (17.65%) MAINVIEW
15 6 (17.65%) Cognos
15 6 (17.65%) Linux
15 6 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
15 6 (17.65%) Release Management
15 6 (17.65%) NAS
15 6 (17.65%) SAS EBI
16 5 (14.71%) CA Wily
16 5 (14.71%) Retail
16 5 (14.71%) DB2
17 4 (11.76%) SQL
17 4 (11.76%) JCL
17 4 (11.76%) Validation
17 4 (11.76%) Asset Management

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (29.41%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) NAS
2 1 (2.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.65%) SAS EBI
3 5 (14.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) ChangeMan
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) MVS Operator
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Unix Operator
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 6 (17.65%) SAS Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (11.76%) SAS Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Computer Operator
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) COBOL Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Mainframe Operator
6 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) ISPF
1 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (85.29%) Mainframe
2 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.76%) Data Integration
5 2 (5.88%) AS400
5 2 (5.88%) HACMP
5 2 (5.88%) iSeries
6 1 (2.94%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 33 (97.06%) Windows
2 27 (79.41%) Unix
3 20 (58.82%) Windows NT
4 6 (17.65%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Release Management
2 6 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.76%) Coaching
3 4 (11.76%) Data Management
3 4 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) JCL
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) COBOL
3 1 (2.94%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (50.00%) SLA
2 4 (11.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.94%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 16 (47.06%) Control-M
2 7 (20.59%) Tivoli
3 6 (17.65%) MAINVIEW
4 5 (14.71%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.94%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Remedy
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) Cognos
4 3 (8.82%) IBM