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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 575 555 587
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +32
Contract jobs citing MVS 39 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.044% 0.027%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.31% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 4
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£325 £313 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £293 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £400 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £310 £345
% change year-on-year
-12.97% -10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.25 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 - -

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
12711 12014 12121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.99% 22.79% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7371 6777 6185
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 £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1105 1016 1218
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 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 23 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 -4 37 £330 +3.52% 5
East of England - 11 £325 -
London +14 8 £693 +121.60% 1
South East -12 7 £253 -29.46% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £325 -
South West - 4 £465 - 2
Scotland -11 2 £275 +4.76%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
North East - 2 - -
North West 0 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £130 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 44 (55.70%) Mainframe
2 42 (53.16%) UNIX
3 26 (32.91%) Finance
4 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
5 24 (30.38%) Middleware
5 24 (30.38%) SQL
5 24 (30.38%) CRM
6 21 (26.58%) Workflow
7 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (24.05%) JCL
8 13 (16.46%) Java
9 12 (15.19%) ITIL
9 12 (15.19%) Data Modelling
9 12 (15.19%) SLA
10 11 (13.92%) DB2
10 11 (13.92%) VME
11 10 (12.66%) Windows
11 10 (12.66%) Windows NT
11 10 (12.66%) CICS
11 10 (12.66%) HP
11 10 (12.66%) Control-M
11 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
11 10 (12.66%) Scala
11 10 (12.66%) Open Source
11 10 (12.66%) NoSQL
12 9 (11.39%) Data Integration
12 9 (11.39%) IBM
13 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
13 8 (10.13%) ETL
13 8 (10.13%) Banking

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 10 (12.66%) CICS
2 3 (3.80%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (3.80%) Exstream Dialogue
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.53%) Apache
3 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Exstream
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.80%) VoIP
3 2 (2.53%) SMS
3 2 (2.53%) NetScreen
3 2 (2.53%) Firewall
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) DB2
2 10 (12.66%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.53%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.53%) Data Mart
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.53%) Pentaho
4 2 (2.53%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.53%) Subversion
1 2 (2.53%) Maven
1 2 (2.53%) JIRA
1 2 (2.53%) Hudson
1 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Law
4 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Architect
2 14 (17.72%) Technical Architect
3 11 (13.92%) Analyst
4 10 (12.66%) Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Digital Architect
6 4 (5.06%) Programmer
6 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Mainframe Operator
6 4 (5.06%) Teradata Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Junior
8 2 (2.53%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.53%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.38%) Middleware
2 5 (6.33%) .NET
3 2 (2.53%) J2EE
3 2 (2.53%) Spring
3 2 (2.53%) ISPF
3 2 (2.53%) JSTL
3 2 (2.53%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (55.70%) Mainframe
2 10 (12.66%) Open Source
3 9 (11.39%) Data Integration
4 8 (10.13%) Reference Data
5 7 (8.86%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (7.59%) AS400
7 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.53%) Replication
8 2 (2.53%) CMDB
8 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.27%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 42 (53.16%) UNIX
2 11 (13.92%) VME
3 10 (12.66%) Windows
3 10 (12.66%) Windows NT
4 7 (8.86%) zOS
5 2 (2.53%) Linux
6 1 (1.27%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) CRM
2 21 (26.58%) Workflow
3 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.19%) Data Modelling
4 12 (15.19%) ITIL
5 8 (10.13%) ETL
5 8 (10.13%) Data Architecture
6 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
6 6 (7.59%) Change Management
6 6 (7.59%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.59%) TOGAF
6 6 (7.59%) UML
6 6 (7.59%) RAD
6 6 (7.59%) SSADM
6 6 (7.59%) DSDM
7 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.33%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.33%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) SQL
2 19 (24.05%) JCL
3 13 (16.46%) Java
4 10 (12.66%) Scala
5 6 (7.59%) REXX
6 5 (6.33%) Python
6 5 (6.33%) C#
6 5 (6.33%) C++
6 5 (6.33%) COBOL
6 5 (6.33%) Ruby
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.53%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Control-M
2 7 (8.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.06%) OpenView
3 4 (5.06%) HP SIM
4 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.80%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.27%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) HP
3 9 (11.39%) IBM
4 7 (8.86%) EMC
5 6 (7.59%) Teradata
6 5 (6.33%) Remedy
6 5 (6.33%) Oracle
7 3 (3.80%) BMC
7 3 (3.80%) CA
8 2 (2.53%) Informatica
8 2 (2.53%) Cisco
8 2 (2.53%) Juniper
8 2 (2.53%) McAfee
8 2 (2.53%) BT
8 2 (2.53%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.53%) F5
9 1 (1.27%) Perforce
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