The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 578 580 539
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -41
Contract jobs citing MVS 24 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.033% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 5
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£475 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.80% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £244 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £367 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+47.88% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
12283 12057 10127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.09% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6970 6761 5434
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1037 985
Average hourly rate £16.06 £16.20 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.16 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 28 April 2015.

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 25 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 28 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 24 £475 +53.22% 7
North West -9 9 £558 +79.83% 3
Lancashire +11 6 £570 +83.87% 1
Blackpool - 6 £570 - 1
East of England +18 5 £448 -
London -2 5 £300 +50.00% 3
Milton Keynes - 3 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £450 -
South East - 3 £475 -
Norfolk +3 2 £445 -
Norwich +2 2 £445 -
Cheshire - 2 £463 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £450 -
City of London - 2 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £525 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 14 (41.18%) SQL
1 14 (41.18%) Mainframe
2 10 (29.41%) zOS
3 9 (26.47%) CA
3 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 9 (26.47%) Finance
4 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
4 8 (23.53%) Java
5 7 (20.59%) CRM
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.59%) Middleware
5 7 (20.59%) VME
5 7 (20.59%) Scala
5 7 (20.59%) Open Source
5 7 (20.59%) Workflow
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.71%) IBM
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.76%) Banking
8 4 (11.76%) Scrum
8 4 (11.76%) REXX
8 4 (11.76%) MQSeries
8 4 (11.76%) .NET
9 3 (8.82%) DB2
9 3 (8.82%) C#
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
9 3 (8.82%) Web Services
9 3 (8.82%) Linux
9 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
9 3 (8.82%) Apple

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 4 (11.76%) MQSeries
2 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) FTP
3 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) VLAN
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.82%) DB2
3 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Developer
2 7 (20.59%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Technical Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Programmer
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Web Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Mainframe DBA
6 1 (2.94%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Django Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Middleware
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.82%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (8.82%) Entity Framework
3 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (8.82%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (5.88%) Django
4 2 (5.88%) ISPF
5 1 (2.94%) Struts
5 1 (2.94%) JNI
5 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.94%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Mainframe
2 7 (20.59%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Statistics
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) zOS
2 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 7 (20.59%) VME
4 3 (8.82%) Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows
6 1 (2.94%) AIX
6 1 (2.94%) HPUX
6 1 (2.94%) Solaris
6 1 (2.94%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.94%) OS/390
6 1 (2.94%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) CRM
1 7 (20.59%) Workflow
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.76%) Scrum
4 3 (8.82%) MVC
4 3 (8.82%) Web Application Development
4 3 (8.82%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (8.82%) Web Development
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL
5 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Kanban
6 1 (2.94%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) BDD
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) Java
3 7 (20.59%) Scala
4 4 (11.76%) REXX
5 3 (8.82%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.94%) JCL
7 1 (2.94%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.94%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) CA
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) IBM
4 3 (8.82%) Apple
4 3 (8.82%) Symantec
5 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) BMC
6 1 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (2.94%) Brocade
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.94%) Novell
6 1 (2.94%) Veritas
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