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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 627 589 585
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -4
Contract jobs citing MVS 21 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.083% 0.078%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 19
Median daily rate £325 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £605 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £307 £540 £525
% change year-on-year
-43.10% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median 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
12513 12202 12458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.18% 22.13% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7886 7140 7124
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 953 1032
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 27 June 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 15 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 27 June 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 -27 21 £325 -31.57% 1
North East - 11 £279 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £275 -
North West -15 7 £475 -16.66%
Manchester -12 5 £452 -
City of London +35 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 - -
Cheshire -1 1 £485 +4.86%
South East -7 1 - -
Warrington -10 1 £485 -7.61%
Lancashire -13 1 - -
London -14 1 £450 +7.46%
West Midlands - 1 £100 - 1
Dudley - 1 £100 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 33 (78.57%) Mainframe
2 20 (47.62%) IBM
3 17 (40.48%) zOS
3 17 (40.48%) JCL
3 17 (40.48%) Finance
4 16 (38.10%) Windows
4 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (33.33%) ITIL
5 14 (33.33%) Unix
5 14 (33.33%) ISPF
5 14 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 13 (30.95%) Time Sharing Option
7 12 (28.57%) REXX
8 11 (26.19%) Control-M
8 11 (26.19%) Firewall
8 11 (26.19%) FTP
8 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
9 10 (23.81%) SLA
9 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
10 9 (21.43%) CA
10 9 (21.43%) Windows NT
11 8 (19.05%) HP
11 8 (19.05%) DB2
11 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
11 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
12 7 (16.67%) CA Wily
12 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
12 7 (16.67%) Retail
12 7 (16.67%) SAS
12 7 (16.67%) BMC

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 7 (16.67%) SAS
2 5 (11.90%) CICS
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Firewall
1 11 (26.19%) FTP
1 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) NAS
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) Intranet
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) DB2
2 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.14%) SAS EBI
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) CA Gen
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Architect
4 3 (7.14%) SAS Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Support
5 2 (4.76%) SAS Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Storage Architect
6 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Mainframe Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) MVS Support
6 1 (2.38%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.38%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) ISPF
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (78.57%) Mainframe
2 16 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.76%) AS400
5 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.76%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.38%) Economics
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) zOS
2 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 14 (33.33%) Unix
4 9 (21.43%) Windows NT
5 5 (11.90%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) AIX
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) OS/390
6 1 (2.38%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 6 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (11.90%) Validation
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.14%) Change Control
6 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (7.14%) Release Management
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.76%) Analytics
7 2 (4.76%) Data Management
7 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (4.76%) Migration
7 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
7 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) JCL
2 12 (28.57%) REXX
3 5 (11.90%) COBOL
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) C
6 2 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.76%) R
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) Control-M
2 7 (16.67%) CA Wily
2 7 (16.67%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (2.38%) CA Endevor
4 1 (2.38%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) IBM
2 9 (21.43%) CA
3 8 (19.05%) HP
3 8 (19.05%) ServiceNow
4 7 (16.67%) BMC
5 5 (11.90%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) Cognos
6 3 (7.14%) SAP
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
8 1 (2.38%) ICL