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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 588 591 634
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +43
Contract jobs citing MVS 36 55 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.099% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.34% 0.46% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 9
Median daily rate £425 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £682 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £500 £275
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.40%

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
10531 11907 13134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 21.51% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6587 7012 7780
Median daily rate £388 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 978 1140
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.59 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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 20 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 4 December 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 -9 34 £413 -24.95%
London +2 12 £490 -2.00%
South East +15 10 £350 -7.89%
North East -24 9 £355 +14.05%
Tyne and Wear -35 8 £355 +14.05%
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 8 £355 +14.05%
Milton Keynes +8 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +6 5 - -
Surrey +17 2 £338 -25.00%
Scotland +12 2 £425 +41.66%
Glasgow +11 2 £425 +41.66%
City of London -5 2 £468 -6.50%
Woking - 2 £338 -
East of England +4 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £325 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £350 -
Hove - 1 - -
Havant - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 27 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (42.59%) Windows
3 22 (40.74%) JCL
4 21 (38.89%) Unix
5 19 (35.19%) Java
6 17 (31.48%) ITIL
7 15 (27.78%) COBOL
7 15 (27.78%) SLA
8 14 (25.93%) zOS
9 13 (24.07%) C
9 13 (24.07%) Finance
10 12 (22.22%) Windows NT
11 11 (20.37%) HTML
11 11 (20.37%) C++
11 11 (20.37%) VB
11 11 (20.37%) Oracle
11 11 (20.37%) DB2
12 10 (18.52%) Client/Server
12 10 (18.52%) VC++
12 10 (18.52%) Middleware
12 10 (18.52%) Internet
12 10 (18.52%) Tivoli
12 10 (18.52%) CA Wily
13 9 (16.67%) Linux
13 9 (16.67%) CA
13 9 (16.67%) IBM
14 8 (14.81%) WebLogic
15 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
15 7 (12.96%) Tuxedo
15 7 (12.96%) TIBCO

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%) Tuxedo
3 5 (9.26%) JBoss
3 5 (9.26%) WildFly
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (5.56%) CICS
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.70%) SAS
7 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.85%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.85%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
2 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 7 (12.96%) SaaS
2 4 (7.41%) IaaS
2 4 (7.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Internet
2 7 (12.96%) Firewall
3 4 (7.41%) FTP
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) MPLS
4 3 (5.56%) SAN
4 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.56%) WLAN
5 2 (3.70%) APPN
5 2 (3.70%) SNA
6 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) DB2
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.26%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Big Data
6 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.85%) IDMS
6 1 (1.85%) Ingres
6 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.85%) MySQL
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) French Language
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) DBA
3 5 (9.26%) Programmer
4 4 (7.41%) Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (5.56%) MVS Operator
5 3 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (5.56%) Unix Operator
6 2 (3.70%) Network Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Operations Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) Middleware
3 3 (5.56%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) ISPF
4 2 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.85%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.85%) jQuery
5 1 (1.85%) WCF
5 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (18.52%) Client/Server
3 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Economics
4 3 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.56%) Tandem
5 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) DataPower
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) Unix
3 14 (25.93%) zOS
4 12 (22.22%) Windows NT
5 9 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (11.11%) AIX
6 6 (11.11%) HPUX
6 6 (11.11%) OS/390
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.70%) VME
10 1 (1.85%) Solaris
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
3 6 (11.11%) DevOps
3 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Change Management
5 4 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.41%) High Availability
5 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.41%) Open Source
5 4 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.41%) Service Management
6 3 (5.56%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (5.56%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) JCL
2 19 (35.19%) Java
3 15 (27.78%) COBOL
4 13 (24.07%) C
5 11 (20.37%) C++
5 11 (20.37%) VB
6 10 (18.52%) VC++
7 6 (11.11%) SQL
8 3 (5.56%) C#
9 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.70%) REXX
9 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (27.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) 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 10 (18.52%) CA Wily
1 10 (18.52%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.70%) Control-M
2 2 (3.70%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle
2 9 (16.67%) CA
2 9 (16.67%) IBM
3 7 (12.96%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (1.85%) BMC
5 1 (1.85%) Brocade
5 1 (1.85%) Ektron
5 1 (1.85%) EMC
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.85%) PlateSpin
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.85%) VMware