The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 570 527 573
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +46
Contract jobs citing MVS 17 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.036% 0.025%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £355 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £336 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £396 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
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 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 18 April 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 15 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -91 11 £310 -18.42% 3
Scotland -4 4 - -
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
North West -24 1 £310 -4.61% 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (43.64%) ITIL
2 21 (38.18%) LAN
2 21 (38.18%) WAN
3 20 (36.36%) Asset Management
3 20 (36.36%) VME
4 19 (34.55%) PaaS
4 19 (34.55%) High Availability
4 19 (34.55%) Big Data
4 19 (34.55%) IaaS
4 19 (34.55%) Data Analysis
4 19 (34.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (30.91%) Mainframe
5 17 (30.91%) JCL
5 17 (30.91%) UNIX
6 15 (27.27%) Windows
7 14 (25.45%) REXX
7 14 (25.45%) IBM
8 13 (23.64%) Finance
9 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
10 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (18.18%) Service Management
11 10 (18.18%) zOS
11 10 (18.18%) Oracle
12 9 (16.36%) SLA
13 8 (14.55%) CA
13 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
13 8 (14.55%) Management Information System
13 8 (14.55%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (14.55%) Data Architecture

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (12.73%) CICS
2 2 (3.64%) SAS
2 2 (3.64%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (34.55%) PaaS
1 19 (34.55%) IaaS
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.18%) LAN
1 21 (38.18%) WAN
2 6 (10.91%) FTP
2 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.09%) SNA
3 5 (9.09%) TELNET
3 5 (9.09%) X.25
4 3 (5.45%) Firewall
5 1 (1.82%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) Intranet
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) Big Data
2 4 (7.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.82%) QlikView
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.82%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.82%) Adabas
3 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Architect
2 10 (18.18%) Technical Architect
2 10 (18.18%) Enterprise Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Enterprise Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Programmer
7 2 (3.64%) Mainframe Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Information Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) JSP
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
2 2 (3.64%) JSTL
2 2 (3.64%) Spring
2 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.64%) Spring Batch
2 2 (3.64%) Java EE
2 2 (3.64%) ISPF
2 2 (3.64%) Spring Security
3 1 (1.82%) CGI
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Mainframe
2 8 (14.55%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.73%) Reference Data
3 7 (12.73%) Data Integration
4 6 (10.91%) VSAM
5 4 (7.27%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (5.45%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.82%) LPAR
7 1 (1.82%) Clustering
7 1 (1.82%) Tandem
7 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (36.36%) VME
2 17 (30.91%) UNIX
3 15 (27.27%) Windows
4 10 (18.18%) zOS
5 7 (12.73%) Linux
6 5 (9.09%) AIX
6 5 (9.09%) Solaris
6 5 (9.09%) OS/390
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) ITIL
2 20 (36.36%) Asset Management
3 19 (34.55%) High Availability
3 19 (34.55%) Data Analysis
3 19 (34.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.18%) Service Management
6 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
6 8 (14.55%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (14.55%) Data Architecture
7 7 (12.73%) Incident Management
8 6 (10.91%) PRINCE
8 6 (10.91%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.64%) Change Management
9 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.82%) Analytics
10 1 (1.82%) Time Management
10 1 (1.82%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) JCL
2 14 (25.45%) REXX
3 5 (9.09%) C
4 3 (5.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) COBOL
5 2 (3.64%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) SELCOPY
6 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.64%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.82%) TickIT
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) RACF
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Control-M
2 2 (3.64%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) IBM
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle
3 8 (14.55%) CA
4 2 (3.64%) Informatica
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) IronPort
5 1 (1.82%) Qualys
5 1 (1.82%) Open Text
5 1 (1.82%) Siebel
5 1 (1.82%) Progress
5 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) BMC
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy
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Axica Recruitment
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