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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 570 563 558
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing MVS 50 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.088% 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.39% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 5
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£438 £500 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £233 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £513 £263
% change year-on-year
-17.07% +95.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 28 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 31 July 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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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 -25 48 £438 -12.50% 3
London +11 23 £450 +13.92% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 13 £258 -4.62%
Milton Keynes 0 13 £258 -4.62%
South East -4 13 £258 -4.62% 1
South West - 4 - -
Bristol - 3 - -
Leicestershire +3 2 £260 -
West Midlands +2 2 £425 +88.88%
East Midlands +1 2 £260 -
City of London -9 2 £550 -17.91%
North West -41 2 £600 +11.62%
Hounslow - 2 £431 -
Leicester - 2 £260 -
Warwick - 2 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 £425 -
Lancashire +1 1 £600 +9.09%
Warrington -3 1 £600 -
Blackpool -5 1 £600 +9.09%
Cheshire -9 1 £600 -
Yorkshire -23 1 £600 +100.00%
Leeds -24 1 £600 +100.00%
West Yorkshire -24 1 £600 +100.00%
Dorset - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (43.04%) UNIX
2 29 (36.71%) Mainframe
3 27 (34.18%) DB2
4 26 (32.91%) JCL
5 24 (30.38%) Control-M
5 24 (30.38%) Finance
6 22 (27.85%) CICS
7 21 (26.58%) Middleware
8 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
9 19 (24.05%) SQL
10 17 (21.52%) COBOL
11 14 (17.72%) General Ledger
12 13 (16.46%) Windows
12 13 (16.46%) FTP
13 12 (15.19%) HTML
13 12 (15.19%) VBA
13 12 (15.19%) IMS/DB
14 9 (11.39%) Java
15 8 (10.13%) ITIL
15 8 (10.13%) CA
15 8 (10.13%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
16 7 (8.86%) Open Source
16 7 (8.86%) VME
16 7 (8.86%) Scala
16 7 (8.86%) Workflow
16 7 (8.86%) CRM
17 6 (7.59%) Oracle
17 6 (7.59%) MAINVIEW
17 6 (7.59%) IBM

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (27.85%) CICS
2 3 (3.80%) SAS
3 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.46%) FTP
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.27%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (34.18%) DB2
2 12 (15.19%) IMS/DB
3 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.27%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.27%) Adabas
6 1 (1.27%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.27%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.27%) DataStage
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.27%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) General Ledger
3 4 (5.06%) Marketing
3 4 (5.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Architect
2 18 (22.78%) Technical Architect
3 11 (13.92%) Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Developer
5 7 (8.86%) Programmer
5 7 (8.86%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.06%) Systems Programmer
6 4 (5.06%) Automation Specialist
7 3 (3.80%) COBOL Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 3 (3.80%) COBOL Programmer
7 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (3.80%) Web Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Consultant
8 2 (2.53%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) Middleware
2 12 (15.19%) HTML
3 5 (6.33%) ISPF
4 4 (5.06%) .NET
4 4 (5.06%) Web Services
5 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (3.80%) Entity Framework
5 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 3 (3.80%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.53%) Django
7 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.27%) COM+
7 1 (1.27%) Struts
7 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.27%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.27%) XML
7 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (36.71%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.80%) VSAM
3 3 (3.80%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.53%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.27%) DataPower
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
5 1 (1.27%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.04%) UNIX
2 13 (16.46%) Windows
3 7 (8.86%) VME
4 6 (7.59%) zOS
5 4 (5.06%) Windows NT
6 3 (3.80%) Linux
7 2 (2.53%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.13%) ITIL
1 8 (10.13%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (8.86%) Open Source
2 7 (8.86%) CRM
2 7 (8.86%) Workflow
3 6 (7.59%) Data Modelling
4 5 (6.33%) Risk Management
4 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.33%) Cyber Security
4 5 (6.33%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (5.06%) Scrum
5 4 (5.06%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (3.80%) Web Development
6 3 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.80%) Web Application Development
6 3 (3.80%) Coaching
6 3 (3.80%) MVC
7 2 (2.53%) Validation
7 2 (2.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) JCL
2 19 (24.05%) SQL
3 17 (21.52%) COBOL
4 12 (15.19%) VBA
5 9 (11.39%) Java
6 7 (8.86%) Scala
7 3 (3.80%) REXX
7 3 (3.80%) C#
8 2 (2.53%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.27%) C
9 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.27%) NATURAL
9 1 (1.27%) Korn
9 1 (1.27%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (3.80%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.53%) RACF
4 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (30.38%) Control-M
2 6 (7.59%) MAINVIEW
3 3 (3.80%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) CA
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) IBM
4 5 (6.33%) Remedy
5 2 (2.53%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) EMC
6 1 (1.27%) BMC
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat