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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 578 542 533
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -9
Contract jobs citing MVS 27 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.074% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 5
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£545 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £545 £525 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +44.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
12066 11925 9984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.19% 22.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6972 6797 5367
Average daily rate £363 £350 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1043 953
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 2015.

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 27 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 26 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 27 £545 +3.80% 6
North West -22 13 £570 +6.04%
Lancashire +6 10 £573 +4.09%
Blackpool +4 10 £573 +4.09%
London +7 4 £513 +105.00% 2
East of England -2 4 £450 +119.51%
Milton Keynes +1 3 £475 - 2
South East -7 3 £475 - 3
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £475 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £450 -
Cheshire -11 2 £463 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £260 -
Norwich +8 1 - -
Norfolk -3 1 - -
Warrington -11 1 £525 -
West Yorkshire -14 1 - -
Leeds -17 1 - -
Yorkshire -18 1 - -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £260 -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £260 -
Welwyn - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 14 (37.84%) SQL
1 14 (37.84%) Mainframe
2 13 (35.14%) UNIX
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (32.43%) Middleware
4 10 (27.03%) zOS
5 9 (24.32%) CA
5 9 (24.32%) Finance
6 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
6 8 (21.62%) Java
7 7 (18.92%) CRM
7 7 (18.92%) Scala
7 7 (18.92%) Open Source
7 7 (18.92%) VME
7 7 (18.92%) Workflow
8 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.22%) IBM
9 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.81%) Banking
10 4 (10.81%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (10.81%) Scrum
10 4 (10.81%) REXX
10 4 (10.81%) MQSeries
10 4 (10.81%) .NET
10 4 (10.81%) DB2
11 3 (8.11%) C#
11 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
11 3 (8.11%) Web Services
11 3 (8.11%) Linux
11 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 4 (10.81%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) CICS
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) FTP
3 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) VLAN
3 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.81%) DB2
3 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Architect
2 11 (29.73%) Technical Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Programmer
5 5 (13.51%) Systems Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.70%) COBOL Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Exchange Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Systems Programmer
8 1 (2.70%) Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Mainframe DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) Web Services
3 3 (8.11%) ISPF
3 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (8.11%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (5.41%) Django
5 1 (2.70%) JNI
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.70%) Struts
5 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.70%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.41%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) UNIX
2 10 (27.03%) zOS
3 7 (18.92%) VME
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows
6 1 (2.70%) AIX
6 1 (2.70%) HPUX
6 1 (2.70%) Solaris
6 1 (2.70%) OpenVMS
6 1 (2.70%) OS/390
6 1 (2.70%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) CRM
1 7 (18.92%) Workflow
1 7 (18.92%) Open Source
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) Scrum
3 4 (10.81%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Web Development
4 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (8.11%) MVC
4 3 (8.11%) Web Application Development
5 2 (5.41%) TDD
5 2 (5.41%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.70%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Kanban
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL
6 1 (2.70%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) Scala
4 4 (10.81%) REXX
5 3 (8.11%) C#
6 2 (5.41%) JCL
6 2 (5.41%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) COBOL
7 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) MAINVIEW
1 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) CA
3 6 (16.22%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) BMC
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco
5 1 (2.70%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.70%) Novell
5 1 (2.70%) Veritas
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Brocade
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day - 3 Month Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 per day - 3 month contract with scope for extension
Posted: 6 days ago