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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 579 521 546
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +25
Contract jobs citing MVS 13 49 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.096% 0.031%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.10% 0.42% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 4
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£348 £580 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% +32.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £580 £450
% change year-on-year
- +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.50 -

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
12507 11628 10791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.06% 22.71% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7404 6469 5707
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1048 1117
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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
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 16 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 24 December 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 -58 13 £348 -40.08%
London +10 4 £348 -
East Midlands +7 1 - -
West Midlands -6 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Leeds - - - -
North East - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (65.31%) Mainframe
2 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) UNIX
3 16 (32.65%) JCL
4 11 (22.45%) zOS
5 10 (20.41%) SLA
5 10 (20.41%) Windows
6 9 (18.37%) Windows NT
6 9 (18.37%) Finance
7 8 (16.33%) ITIL
8 7 (14.29%) Control-M
8 7 (14.29%) REXX
8 7 (14.29%) CICS
8 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.24%) Teradata
9 6 (12.24%) DB2
9 6 (12.24%) ETL
9 6 (12.24%) Java
9 6 (12.24%) Data Structures
10 5 (10.20%) IBM
10 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.20%) HP
10 5 (10.20%) Middleware
10 5 (10.20%) Remedy
10 5 (10.20%) VME
10 5 (10.20%) Scala
10 5 (10.20%) Open Source
10 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
11 4 (8.16%) CA Wily
11 4 (8.16%) ISPF

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (14.29%) CICS
2 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.12%) StreamWeaver
2 3 (6.12%) Exstream Dialogue
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) NetScreen
2 2 (4.08%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) SMS
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (4.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.04%) NAS
3 1 (2.04%) FTP
3 1 (2.04%) VLAN
3 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) DB2
2 5 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.04%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Developer
1 9 (18.37%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (8.16%) Teradata Developer
4 3 (6.12%) DB2 DBA
4 3 (6.12%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) DBA
4 3 (6.12%) Programmer
4 3 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.08%) Computer Operator
5 2 (4.08%) Junior
5 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Security Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Junior Designer
5 2 (4.08%) Junior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Middleware
2 4 (8.16%) ISPF
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.04%) HTML5
3 1 (2.04%) REST
3 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.04%) JNI
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (65.31%) Mainframe
2 6 (12.24%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.20%) Open Source
4 3 (6.12%) Algorithms
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (4.08%) AS400
5 2 (4.08%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) UNIX
2 11 (22.45%) zOS
3 10 (20.41%) Windows
4 9 (18.37%) Windows NT
5 5 (10.20%) VME
6 1 (2.04%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.04%) Tru64
6 1 (2.04%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) HPUX
6 1 (2.04%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) ETL
4 3 (6.12%) CRM
4 3 (6.12%) Change Management
4 3 (6.12%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.04%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.04%) Workflow
6 1 (2.04%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.04%) UML
6 1 (2.04%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 16 (32.65%) JCL
3 7 (14.29%) REXX
4 6 (12.24%) Java
5 5 (10.20%) Scala
6 3 (6.12%) COBOL
7 1 (2.04%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Control-M
2 4 (8.16%) Tivoli
2 4 (8.16%) CA Wily
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (4.08%) OpenView
4 2 (4.08%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.08%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Teradata
2 5 (10.20%) HP
2 5 (10.20%) IBM
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Remedy
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco
3 3 (6.12%) EMC
3 3 (6.12%) Apple
3 3 (6.12%) Symantec
4 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
4 2 (4.08%) F5
4 2 (4.08%) Juniper
4 2 (4.08%) BMC
4 2 (4.08%) CA
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) McAfee
4 2 (4.08%) BT
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Hitachi