The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 543 552 552
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing MVS 47 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.041% 0.050%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 8
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£500 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £226 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £398 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £263 £260
% change year-on-year
+95.05% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12323 11383 12054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.55% 22.26% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6995 6240 5965
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1009 1231
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 1 August 2014.

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 24 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 1 August 2014. 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 +22 47 £500 +60.00% 2
North West +9 17 £538 -
London +12 10 £395 +26.40%
East of England - 9 £438 -
South East -11 6 £270 -24.58% 1
Norfolk - 6 £205 -
Norwich - 6 £205 -
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
Yorkshire -2 1 £300 +79.10%
South West - 1 £465 - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 38 (56.72%) UNIX
2 30 (44.78%) Mainframe
3 24 (35.82%) Finance
4 21 (31.34%) Middleware
4 21 (31.34%) CRM
4 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
5 20 (29.85%) Workflow
6 14 (20.90%) SQL
7 13 (19.40%) IBM
8 12 (17.91%) Windows
9 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
9 11 (16.42%) JCL
10 10 (14.93%) SLA
10 10 (14.93%) Java
11 9 (13.43%) DB2
11 9 (13.43%) CICS
11 9 (13.43%) Control-M
11 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
11 9 (13.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (13.43%) Data Integration
12 8 (11.94%) Data Architecture
12 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
12 8 (11.94%) Reference Data
12 8 (11.94%) Banking
12 8 (11.94%) CA
12 8 (11.94%) Windows NT
12 8 (11.94%) ITIL
13 7 (10.45%) REXX
13 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
14 6 (8.96%) Active Directory

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (13.43%) CICS
2 2 (2.99%) Apache
2 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
3 3 (4.48%) VoIP
4 2 (2.99%) SNA
4 2 (2.99%) FTP
4 2 (2.99%) Telnet
4 2 (2.99%) X.25
4 2 (2.99%) NetScreen
4 2 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.49%) Network Security
5 1 (1.49%) MPLS
5 1 (1.49%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) DB2
2 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.99%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.99%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.99%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.49%) QlikView
5 1 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.99%) Hudson
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.99%) JIRA
1 2 (2.99%) Subversion
1 2 (2.99%) Maven
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (35.82%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.99%) Law
4 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Publishing
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Architect
2 14 (20.90%) Technical Architect
3 9 (13.43%) Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Analyst
4 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Digital Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Mainframe Developer
5 3 (4.48%) Mainframe Operator
5 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
5 3 (4.48%) Programmer
5 3 (4.48%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 2 (2.99%) Junior
6 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
6 2 (2.99%) Security Architect
6 2 (2.99%) ETL Developer
6 2 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) Middleware
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) JSTL
3 4 (5.97%) Spring
4 2 (2.99%) HTML
4 2 (2.99%) J2EE
4 2 (2.99%) JSP
4 2 (2.99%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.99%) Spring Batch
4 2 (2.99%) Spring Security
4 2 (2.99%) Spring MVC
4 2 (2.99%) Java EE
5 1 (1.49%) ISPF
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (44.78%) Mainframe
2 9 (13.43%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (13.43%) Data Integration
3 8 (11.94%) Reference Data
4 5 (7.46%) Open Source
5 4 (5.97%) AS400
6 3 (4.48%) VSAM
7 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.99%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.49%) Wiki
8 1 (1.49%) CMDB
8 1 (1.49%) LPAR
8 1 (1.49%) Replication
8 1 (1.49%) Tandem
8 1 (1.49%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (56.72%) UNIX
2 12 (17.91%) Windows
3 8 (11.94%) Windows NT
4 6 (8.96%) VME
5 5 (7.46%) zOS
5 5 (7.46%) Linux
6 3 (4.48%) OS/390
7 2 (2.99%) AIX
7 2 (2.99%) Solaris
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) CRM
2 20 (29.85%) Workflow
3 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
4 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
5 8 (11.94%) Data Architecture
5 8 (11.94%) ITIL
6 6 (8.96%) Change Management
6 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.46%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.46%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (7.46%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.46%) DSDM
7 5 (7.46%) SSADM
7 5 (7.46%) UML
7 5 (7.46%) RAD
7 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.97%) Project Management
8 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.48%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) JCL
3 10 (14.93%) Java
4 7 (10.45%) REXX
5 5 (7.46%) Scala
6 4 (5.97%) Python
6 4 (5.97%) C#
6 4 (5.97%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) Ruby
7 3 (4.48%) COBOL
7 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.99%) C
8 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.49%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.49%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Control-M
2 5 (7.46%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.99%) OpenView
3 2 (2.99%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.49%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) IBM
3 8 (11.94%) CA
4 6 (8.96%) HP
4 6 (8.96%) Oracle
5 5 (7.46%) Remedy
5 5 (7.46%) EMC
6 3 (4.48%) Informatica
7 2 (2.99%) BMC
7 2 (2.99%) Juniper
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) McAfee
7 2 (2.99%) BT
7 2 (2.99%) F5
7 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.49%) IronPort
8 1 (1.49%) Qualys
8 1 (1.49%) VMware
8 1 (1.49%) Perforce
8 1 (1.49%) Open Text