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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 628 605 607
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing MVS 21 65 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 39 21
Median daily rate £385 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.61% +61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £390 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £635 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £521 £270
% change year-on-year
-28.00% +93.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
- -40.59%

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
11126 12264 12764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.03% 21.15% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7011 7274 7409
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 960 1105
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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
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 16 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 25 September 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 -18 21 £385 -27.31%
Buckinghamshire +15 7 - -
South East +12 7 - -
Milton Keynes +6 7 - -
London -7 5 £475 -13.63%
Hertfordshire - 4 £385 -
East of England - 4 £385 -
West Midlands -19 3 £360 -15.29%
Knebworth - 2 £395 -
Dudley - 2 - -
City of London +16 1 £485 -11.81%
Midlands -3 1 - -
Coventry -11 1 £360 -31.42%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £376 -
North East - 1 £376 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £376 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 29 (69.05%) Mainframe
2 22 (52.38%) JCL
2 22 (52.38%) IBM
3 21 (50.00%) zOS
4 15 (35.71%) Firewall
5 14 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
6 13 (30.95%) REXX
6 13 (30.95%) Unix
6 13 (30.95%) ISPF
7 12 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
7 12 (28.57%) Service Delivery
8 11 (26.19%) CA
8 11 (26.19%) FTP
8 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
9 10 (23.81%) Windows
9 10 (23.81%) Control-M
9 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (21.43%) SLA
11 8 (19.05%) HP
11 8 (19.05%) BMC
11 8 (19.05%) ITIL
11 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
11 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Windows NT
13 6 (14.29%) Change Management
13 6 (14.29%) Finance
14 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
14 5 (11.90%) OS/390
14 5 (11.90%) COBOL

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 3 (7.14%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) FTP
2 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) SAN
4 3 (7.14%) Internet
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.14%) WLAN
5 2 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) CA Gen
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Programmer
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Programmer
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (4.76%) MVS Systems Programmer
5 2 (4.76%) Operational Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Operations Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) ISPF
2 4 (9.52%) Middleware
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (69.05%) Mainframe
2 12 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.14%) Economics
4 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.76%) Tandem
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) zOS
2 13 (30.95%) Unix
3 10 (23.81%) Windows
4 7 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 5 (11.90%) OS/390
6 4 (9.52%) Linux
7 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) AIX
8 1 (2.38%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 8 (19.05%) ITIL
3 6 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 3 (7.14%) ITSM
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) SOA
5 3 (7.14%) Validation
6 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.76%) Security Operations
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) JCL
2 13 (30.95%) REXX
3 5 (11.90%) COBOL
4 4 (9.52%) C
5 3 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) VB
5 3 (7.14%) VC++
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) CLIST
6 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Control-M
2 5 (11.90%) CA Wily
2 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) IBM
2 11 (26.19%) CA
3 8 (19.05%) BMC
3 8 (19.05%) HP
3 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) ICL
6 1 (2.38%) Sitecore