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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 570 566 582
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs citing MVS 34 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.040% 0.029%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 5
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£328 £319 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% -7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £288 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £410 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £310 £348
% change year-on-year
-12.16% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - -

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
12719 12026 11984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 22.78% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7421 6775 6143
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1025 1214
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £11.11 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -11 32 £335 +3.07% 2
London +13 8 £693 +117.25% 1
East of England - 8 £325 -
South East -14 7 £253 -29.46%
Hertfordshire - 6 £325 -
South West - 4 £465 - 1
Scotland -11 2 £275 +4.76%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £130 -
West Midlands - 1 £225 -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 43 (55.84%) Mainframe
2 42 (54.55%) UNIX
3 26 (33.77%) Finance
4 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
5 24 (31.17%) Middleware
5 24 (31.17%) SQL
5 24 (31.17%) CRM
6 21 (27.27%) Workflow
7 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (23.38%) JCL
9 13 (16.88%) Java
10 12 (15.58%) ITIL
10 12 (15.58%) Data Modelling
10 12 (15.58%) SLA
11 11 (14.29%) VME
12 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
12 10 (12.99%) Windows NT
12 10 (12.99%) DB2
12 10 (12.99%) Windows
12 10 (12.99%) HP
12 10 (12.99%) Scala
12 10 (12.99%) Open Source
12 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
13 9 (11.69%) Control-M
13 9 (11.69%) CICS
13 9 (11.69%) Data Integration
14 8 (10.39%) Data Architecture
14 8 (10.39%) Banking
14 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
14 8 (10.39%) IBM

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (11.69%) CICS
2 3 (3.90%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (3.90%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Exstream
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.90%) VoIP
3 2 (2.60%) SMS
3 2 (2.60%) NetScreen
3 2 (2.60%) Firewall
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) DB2
1 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (2.60%) Data Mart
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.60%) Pentaho
3 2 (2.60%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.60%) Subversion
1 2 (2.60%) Maven
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
1 2 (2.60%) Hudson
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Architect
2 14 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 10 (12.99%) Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Digital Architect
5 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) Mainframe Operator
5 4 (5.19%) Teradata Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Applications Support
6 3 (3.90%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (3.90%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.60%) Junior
7 2 (2.60%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.60%) DBA
7 2 (2.60%) Programmer
7 2 (2.60%) Security Designer
7 2 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.60%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (31.17%) Middleware
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) J2EE
3 2 (2.60%) Spring
3 2 (2.60%) ISPF
3 2 (2.60%) JSTL
3 2 (2.60%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (55.84%) Mainframe
2 10 (12.99%) Open Source
3 9 (11.69%) Data Integration
4 8 (10.39%) Reference Data
5 7 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (7.79%) AS400
6 6 (7.79%) Data Structures
7 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.60%) Replication
9 2 (2.60%) CMDB
9 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) UNIX
2 11 (14.29%) VME
3 10 (12.99%) Windows
3 10 (12.99%) Windows NT
4 6 (7.79%) zOS
5 2 (2.60%) Linux
6 1 (1.30%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) CRM
2 21 (27.27%) Workflow
3 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.58%) Data Modelling
4 12 (15.58%) ITIL
5 8 (10.39%) ETL
5 8 (10.39%) Data Architecture
6 6 (7.79%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.79%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
6 6 (7.79%) UML
6 6 (7.79%) RAD
6 6 (7.79%) SSADM
6 6 (7.79%) DSDM
7 5 (6.49%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.19%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.17%) SQL
2 18 (23.38%) JCL
3 13 (16.88%) Java
4 10 (12.99%) Scala
5 5 (6.49%) C#
5 5 (6.49%) C++
5 5 (6.49%) Ruby
5 5 (6.49%) Python
5 5 (6.49%) REXX
6 4 (5.19%) COBOL
7 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Control-M
2 7 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.19%) OpenView
3 4 (5.19%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.90%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.30%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) HP
3 8 (10.39%) IBM
4 7 (9.09%) EMC
5 6 (7.79%) Teradata
6 5 (6.49%) Oracle
6 5 (6.49%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) McAfee
7 2 (2.60%) BT
7 2 (2.60%) Juniper
7 2 (2.60%) BMC
7 2 (2.60%) CA
7 2 (2.60%) Informatica
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco
7 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.60%) F5
8 1 (1.30%) Perforce