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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank - - 139
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £545 £525
% change year-on-year
-33.48% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
632 651 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.61% 21.63% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 356 344
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 87 90
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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