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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 546 548 555
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing MVS 47 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.039% 0.050%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 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 £230 £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
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -1 47 £500 +60.00% 1
North West +15 17 £538 -
London +8 9 £325 +4.00%
East of England - 9 £438 -
South East -11 7 £270 -24.58%
Norfolk - 6 £205 -
Norwich - 6 £205 -
West Midlands - 3 £225 -
Yorkshire +6 1 £300 +79.10%
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Warwick - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (58.46%) UNIX
2 30 (46.15%) Mainframe
3 24 (36.92%) Finance
4 21 (32.31%) Middleware
4 21 (32.31%) CRM
4 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
5 20 (30.77%) Workflow
6 14 (21.54%) SQL
7 13 (20.00%) IBM
8 12 (18.46%) Windows
9 11 (16.92%) Data Modelling
9 11 (16.92%) JCL
10 10 (15.38%) SLA
10 10 (15.38%) Java
11 9 (13.85%) DB2
11 9 (13.85%) CICS
11 9 (13.85%) Control-M
11 9 (13.85%) Incident Management
11 9 (13.85%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (13.85%) Data Integration
12 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
12 8 (12.31%) Data Architecture
12 8 (12.31%) Reference Data
12 8 (12.31%) Banking
12 8 (12.31%) CA
12 8 (12.31%) Windows NT
12 8 (12.31%) ITIL
13 7 (10.77%) REXX
13 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
14 6 (9.23%) HP

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (13.85%) CICS
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) SAS
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.62%) VoIP
3 2 (3.08%) FTP
3 2 (3.08%) SNA
3 2 (3.08%) Telnet
3 2 (3.08%) X.25
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.54%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) MPLS
4 1 (1.54%) LAN
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) DB2
2 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.08%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) PowerCenter
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (3.08%) Data Mart
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.54%) QlikView
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.08%) Subversion
1 2 (3.08%) Maven
1 2 (3.08%) JIRA
1 2 (3.08%) Hudson
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Law
3 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Architect
2 14 (21.54%) Technical Architect
3 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Digital Architect
5 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
5 3 (4.62%) Programmer
5 3 (4.62%) Support Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Consultant
5 3 (4.62%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Mainframe Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (3.08%) Development Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Senior Development Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Software Development Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Technical Leader
6 2 (3.08%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (3.08%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) Middleware
2 5 (7.69%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) Spring
3 4 (6.15%) JSTL
4 2 (3.08%) Spring MVC
4 2 (3.08%) Spring Security
4 2 (3.08%) Spring Batch
4 2 (3.08%) Java EE
4 2 (3.08%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.08%) J2EE
4 2 (3.08%) JSP
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (1.54%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (46.15%) Mainframe
2 9 (13.85%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (13.85%) Data Integration
3 8 (12.31%) Reference Data
4 5 (7.69%) Open Source
5 4 (6.15%) AS400
6 3 (4.62%) VSAM
7 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.08%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.54%) LPAR
8 1 (1.54%) CMDB
8 1 (1.54%) Wiki
8 1 (1.54%) Replication
8 1 (1.54%) Clustering
8 1 (1.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 38 (58.46%) UNIX
2 12 (18.46%) Windows
3 8 (12.31%) Windows NT
4 6 (9.23%) VME
5 5 (7.69%) Linux
5 5 (7.69%) zOS
6 3 (4.62%) OS/390
7 2 (3.08%) AIX
7 2 (3.08%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.31%) CRM
2 20 (30.77%) Workflow
3 11 (16.92%) Data Modelling
4 9 (13.85%) Incident Management
5 8 (12.31%) Data Architecture
5 8 (12.31%) ITIL
6 6 (9.23%) Change Management
6 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.69%) UML
7 5 (7.69%) RAD
7 5 (7.69%) SSADM
7 5 (7.69%) DSDM
7 5 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.15%) Project Management
8 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.62%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.54%) SQL
2 11 (16.92%) JCL
3 10 (15.38%) Java
4 7 (10.77%) REXX
5 5 (7.69%) Scala
6 4 (6.15%) Ruby
6 4 (6.15%) C#
6 4 (6.15%) C++
6 4 (6.15%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.62%) COBOL
8 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.08%) C
9 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) TickIT
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) RACF
2 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) Control-M
2 5 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.08%) OpenView
3 2 (3.08%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.54%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) IBM
3 8 (12.31%) CA
4 6 (9.23%) HP
4 6 (9.23%) Oracle
5 5 (7.69%) EMC
5 5 (7.69%) Remedy
6 3 (4.62%) Informatica
7 2 (3.08%) BMC
8 1 (1.54%) Symantec
8 1 (1.54%) Perforce
8 1 (1.54%) Open Text
8 1 (1.54%) VMware
8 1 (1.54%) IronPort
8 1 (1.54%) Qualys
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.54%) Siebel
8 1 (1.54%) Progress