The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 647 618 604
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -14
Contract jobs citing MVS 17 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.051% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 5
Median daily rate £373 £540 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.01% +52.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £400 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £600 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £545 £355
% change year-on-year
-31.65% +53.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
12523 12589 12121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 22.19% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7817 7178 6805
Median daily rate £387 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.25% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 1025 1048
Median hourly rate £16.76 £16.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 May 2016.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 16 £373 -31.01% 1
South East -10 7 £420 -11.57%
Buckinghamshire +12 6 - -
North East - 6 £300 -
Milton Keynes +7 5 - -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £275 -
North West -19 3 £475 -16.66% 1
Manchester -5 2 £475 - 1
Lancashire -7 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £420 -
East Sussex - 1 £420 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MVS.

1 56 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 32 (50.00%) IBM
3 30 (46.88%) Finance
4 25 (39.06%) Windows
5 23 (35.94%) JCL
5 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (34.38%) ITIL
6 22 (34.38%) IBM Mainframe
7 21 (32.81%) ISPF
7 21 (32.81%) Unix
8 19 (29.69%) DB2
9 17 (26.56%) COBOL
9 17 (26.56%) CICS
10 16 (25.00%) zOS
11 15 (23.44%) Windows NT
12 14 (21.88%) Linux
12 14 (21.88%) SLA
12 14 (21.88%) Time Sharing Option
13 13 (20.31%) REXX
13 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (18.75%) FTP
14 12 (18.75%) Control-M
14 12 (18.75%) CA
15 10 (15.63%) Tivoli
15 10 (15.63%) SAS
15 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
15 10 (15.63%) Problem Management
15 10 (15.63%) CA Wily
16 9 (14.06%) Analytics
16 9 (14.06%) Banking

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (26.56%) CICS
2 10 (15.63%) SAS
3 8 (12.50%) IIS
4 7 (10.94%) WebSphere
5 6 (9.38%) Apache
6 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) FTP
2 6 (9.38%) Firewall
2 6 (9.38%) NAS
2 6 (9.38%) SSL
2 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.56%) DNS
3 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) VLAN
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.69%) DB2
2 9 (14.06%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (9.38%) Easytrieve
4 6 (9.38%) MS Access
4 6 (9.38%) SAS EBI
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
1 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.56%) CA Gen
General
1 30 (46.88%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Banking
2 9 (14.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Architect
2 10 (15.63%) Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Applications Developer
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Developer
3 6 (9.38%) SAS Architect
4 5 (7.81%) Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 4 (6.25%) SAS Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Digital Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (4.69%) MVS Operator
6 3 (4.69%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) ISPF
2 9 (14.06%) .NET
3 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 23 (35.94%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (34.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (12.50%) AS400
5 7 (10.94%) VSAM
6 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.13%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.56%) DataPower
8 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.06%) Windows
2 21 (32.81%) Unix
3 16 (25.00%) zOS
4 15 (23.44%) Windows NT
5 14 (21.88%) Linux
6 7 (10.94%) VME
7 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) ITIL
2 13 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.63%) Problem Management
4 9 (14.06%) Analytics
5 8 (12.50%) High Availability
5 8 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (12.50%) Workflow
6 7 (10.94%) ITIL V3
6 7 (10.94%) Operations Management
7 6 (9.38%) Release Management
7 6 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (7.81%) Change Management
8 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
10 3 (4.69%) Change Control
10 3 (4.69%) Migration
10 3 (4.69%) Validation
11 2 (3.13%) Coaching
11 2 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
11 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) JCL
2 17 (26.56%) COBOL
3 13 (20.31%) REXX
4 9 (14.06%) Java
5 8 (12.50%) C#
5 8 (12.50%) C++
6 7 (10.94%) CLIST
7 6 (9.38%) Assembly Language
7 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.38%) Perl
7 6 (9.38%) VBA
8 4 (6.25%) C
8 4 (6.25%) SQL
9 2 (3.13%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.13%) R
9 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
2 7 (10.94%) QA
3 2 (3.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (21.88%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 12 (18.75%) Control-M
2 10 (15.63%) CA Wily
2 10 (15.63%) Tivoli
3 8 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.56%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.56%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) IBM
2 12 (18.75%) CA
3 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.06%) Oracle
4 6 (9.38%) Cognos
4 6 (9.38%) Fujitsu
4 6 (9.38%) Micro Focus
5 5 (7.81%) BMC
5 5 (7.81%) Remedy
6 4 (6.25%) HP
7 3 (4.69%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.56%) Apple
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) ICL
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
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