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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
UK
Rank 576 583 608
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +25
Contract jobs citing MVS 20 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.068% 0.021%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.32% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 3
Median daily rate £414 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.21% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £350 £445
% change year-on-year
+18.21% -21.34%
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
9326 10928 11731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.57% 21.37% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 6641 6806
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 730 907
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 20 February 2017.

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 15 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +27 17 £414 +18.21%
South East +4 5 £414 +3.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 5 £350 +7.69%
Tyne and Wear -17 5 £350 +7.69%
North East -19 5 £350 +7.69%
Hove - 5 £414 -
East Sussex - 5 £414 -
Warrington +32 3 £525 -
Cheshire +26 3 £525 -
Scotland +21 3 - -
North West +15 3 £525 -
East of England -5 3 £500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £500 -
Glasgow 0 2 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 28 (51.85%) Java
2 23 (42.59%) Mainframe
3 20 (37.04%) C
4 18 (33.33%) Windows
5 17 (31.48%) Unix
5 17 (31.48%) JCL
6 16 (29.63%) ITIL
6 16 (29.63%) C++
6 16 (29.63%) COBOL
6 16 (29.63%) VB
7 15 (27.78%) SQL
7 15 (27.78%) Oracle
7 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (25.93%) DB2
9 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
10 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 12 (22.22%) HTML
10 12 (22.22%) Linux
11 11 (20.37%) Client/Server
11 11 (20.37%) CA
11 11 (20.37%) Internet
12 10 (18.52%) VC++
12 10 (18.52%) C#
12 10 (18.52%) .NET
12 10 (18.52%) DevOps
13 9 (16.67%) AIX
13 9 (16.67%) Finance
13 9 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (16.67%) Problem Management

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 8 (14.81%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.96%) SAS
2 7 (12.96%) Tuxedo
3 5 (9.26%) CICS
3 5 (9.26%) JBoss
3 5 (9.26%) WildFly
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) CMS
6 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.85%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.85%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) IaaS
1 8 (14.81%) PaaS
1 8 (14.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) FTP
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.70%) APPN
3 2 (3.70%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) LDAP
3 2 (3.70%) MPLS
3 2 (3.70%) SNA
3 2 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) DB2
2 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 8 (14.81%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (11.11%) Big Data
5 6 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.85%) Ingres
8 1 (1.85%) MySQL
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) French Language
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) DBA
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 4 (7.41%) SAS Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) .NET
3 7 (12.96%) Middleware
4 4 (7.41%) XML
5 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.56%) ISPF
6 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.85%) CSS
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.85%) J2EE
7 1 (1.85%) jQuery
7 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (42.59%) Mainframe
2 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (20.37%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Tandem
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) DataPower
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Unix
3 12 (22.22%) Linux
4 9 (16.67%) AIX
5 8 (14.81%) zOS
6 6 (11.11%) HPUX
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.26%) Windows NT
8 4 (7.41%) VME
9 2 (3.70%) OS/390
9 2 (3.70%) Solaris
10 1 (1.85%) VMS
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) ITIL
2 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 10 (18.52%) DevOps
5 9 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 8 (14.81%) Change Management
6 8 (14.81%) Open Source
6 8 (14.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.96%) Data Management
7 7 (12.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.26%) High Availability
9 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.41%) Resource Management
10 3 (5.56%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.56%) System Testing
10 3 (5.56%) Time Management
10 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Java
2 20 (37.04%) C
3 17 (31.48%) JCL
4 16 (29.63%) C++
4 16 (29.63%) COBOL
4 16 (29.63%) VB
5 15 (27.78%) SQL
6 10 (18.52%) C#
6 10 (18.52%) VC++
7 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
8 6 (11.11%) MATLAB
8 6 (11.11%) R
9 4 (7.41%) Perl
10 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
10 3 (5.56%) Python
10 3 (5.56%) Ruby
11 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.85%) REXX
11 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.70%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.70%) ACF2
2 2 (3.70%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (3.70%) RACF
2 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 5 (9.26%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.70%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle
2 11 (20.37%) CA
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.96%) IBM
4 7 (12.96%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 3 (5.56%) FireEye
5 3 (5.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.85%) BMC
6 1 (1.85%) Brocade
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) VMware