The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 562 552 560
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing MVS 51 44 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.083% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.36% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 6
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£463 £525 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £543 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11985 12279 11124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.86% 23.21% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7033 6971 6047
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1030 1025
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MVS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVS within the UK.

MVS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MVS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

MVS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MVS within the UK.

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MVS
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 3 months to 7 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
England -16 49 £463 -11.90% 4
London +4 17 £425 -5.55% 3
Milton Keynes +15 12 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £325 -
South East -7 12 £325 -
North West -26 12 £570 +6.04% 1
Lancashire +5 10 £573 +4.09%
Blackpool +3 10 £573 +4.09%
South West -11 4 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
Norwich +6 1 - -
Warrington +1 1 £525 -
Cheshire -3 1 £525 - 1
City of London -3 1 - - 1
Norfolk -6 1 - -
East of England -9 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £260 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £260 -
Leicester - 1 £260 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (36.92%) Mainframe
2 23 (35.38%) JCL
2 23 (35.38%) DB2
2 23 (35.38%) UNIX
3 21 (32.31%) Control-M
4 20 (30.77%) CICS
4 20 (30.77%) Finance
5 18 (27.69%) SQL
6 17 (26.15%) COBOL
7 14 (21.54%) General Ledger
8 13 (20.00%) FTP
8 13 (20.00%) Middleware
9 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
9 12 (18.46%) HTML
9 12 (18.46%) VBA
9 12 (18.46%) IMS/DB
10 10 (15.38%) Windows
11 9 (13.85%) Java
12 8 (12.31%) CA
12 8 (12.31%) NoSQL
13 7 (10.77%) Scala
13 7 (10.77%) Open Source
13 7 (10.77%) IBM
13 7 (10.77%) zOS
13 7 (10.77%) CRM
13 7 (10.77%) Workflow
13 7 (10.77%) VME
14 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (7.69%) Oracle
14 5 (7.69%) ITIL

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (30.77%) CICS
2 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.08%) SAS
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) FTP
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.38%) DB2
2 12 (18.46%) IMS/DB
3 8 (12.31%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.54%) Adabas
5 1 (1.54%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.54%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.54%) DataStage
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.54%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.54%) OLAP
5 1 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) General Ledger
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (18.46%) Architect
2 11 (16.92%) Technical Architect
3 10 (15.38%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Programmer
6 6 (9.23%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.62%) COBOL Programmer
8 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (4.62%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.62%) COBOL Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Mainframe Programmer
8 3 (4.62%) Automation Specialist
9 2 (3.08%) Operations Support Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) Middleware
2 12 (18.46%) HTML
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) Web Services
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.62%) Entity Framework
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 3 (4.62%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.62%) ISPF
4 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.08%) Django
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (1.54%) COM+
6 1 (1.54%) Struts
6 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.54%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.54%) XML
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (36.92%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) VSAM
3 2 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.08%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.54%) DataPower
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) Tandem
4 1 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) UNIX
2 10 (15.38%) Windows
3 7 (10.77%) zOS
3 7 (10.77%) VME
4 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 3 (4.62%) Windows NT
5 2 (3.08%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.77%) CRM
1 7 (10.77%) Workflow
1 7 (10.77%) Open Source
2 5 (7.69%) ITIL
2 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.15%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
3 4 (6.15%) Scrum
4 3 (4.62%) Web Application Development
4 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.62%) MVC
4 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (4.62%) Web Development
5 2 (3.08%) TDD
5 2 (3.08%) Coaching
5 2 (3.08%) Data Architecture
6 1 (1.54%) BDD
6 1 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.54%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) JCL
2 18 (27.69%) SQL
3 17 (26.15%) COBOL
4 12 (18.46%) VBA
5 9 (13.85%) Java
6 7 (10.77%) Scala
7 3 (4.62%) REXX
7 3 (4.62%) C#
8 2 (3.08%) Python
9 1 (1.54%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.54%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.54%) C
9 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.54%) NATURAL
9 1 (1.54%) Korn
9 1 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) RACF
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (32.31%) Control-M
2 3 (4.62%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (3.08%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) CA
3 7 (10.77%) IBM
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (4.62%) Remedy
6 2 (3.08%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) EMC
7 1 (1.54%) BMC
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
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