The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 138 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MVS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.063% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£465 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £310 £260
% change year-on-year
-20.22% +19.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 - -
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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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
687 422 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 18.84% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 199 312
Average daily rate £338 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 82 103
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MVS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MVS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Bristol - - - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (40.00%) Workflow
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (40.00%) Data Mart
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) COBOL
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Informatica
1 2 (40.00%) PowerCenter
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) REXX
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) StreamWeaver
2 1 (20.00%) Exstream Dialogue
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NetScreen
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) PowerCenter
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (40.00%) Data Mart
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (20.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Junior Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) COBOL
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) REXX
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper