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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 571 592 547
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -45
Contract jobs citing MVS 48 9 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.018% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.079% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 15
Average daily rate £425 - £580
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £562
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 - £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £580
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £60.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £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
11004 11417 10815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 22.54% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6654 5865
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 890 974
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +38 47 £438 - 2
South East +18 17 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +24 11 £350 -
Milton Keynes +15 9 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £324 -
North East - 8 £324 -
East of England - 7 - - 1
Norfolk - 7 - -
Norwich - 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £324 -
Surrey - 6 £463 -
Yorkshire - 6 £675 -
Leeds - 6 £675 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £675 -
North West -18 4 £475 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Leicestershire - 4 - -
Guildford - 4 £463 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
London -7 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £425 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 67 (63.21%) Unix
1 67 (63.21%) Mainframe
2 48 (45.28%) Finance
3 45 (42.45%) Windows
4 32 (30.19%) Microsoft
5 31 (29.25%) ITIL
6 26 (24.53%) IBM
7 25 (23.58%) Windows NT
7 25 (23.58%) DB2
7 25 (23.58%) Workflow
8 24 (22.64%) Middleware
9 23 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (20.75%) SLA
11 21 (19.81%) Linux
12 18 (16.98%) Control-M
12 18 (16.98%) JCL
13 17 (16.04%) CICS
13 17 (16.04%) CRM
14 16 (15.09%) zOS
14 16 (15.09%) Oracle
14 16 (15.09%) Remedy
14 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
14 16 (15.09%) ISPF
14 16 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
15 14 (13.21%) Banking
15 14 (13.21%) COBOL
16 13 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (12.26%) AS400
16 13 (12.26%) VME
17 11 (10.38%) Java

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (16.04%) CICS
2 11 (10.38%) SAS
3 7 (6.60%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.66%) Apache
4 6 (5.66%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.55%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) NAS
2 8 (7.55%) FTP
3 6 (5.66%) ATM
3 6 (5.66%) Ethernet
3 6 (5.66%) ISDN
3 6 (5.66%) SSL
3 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.66%) VoIP
3 6 (5.66%) WinSCP
4 5 (4.72%) LAN
5 4 (3.77%) SAN
6 1 (0.94%) DNS
6 1 (0.94%) Firewall
6 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.94%) VLAN
6 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.58%) DB2
2 11 (10.38%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 6 (5.66%) Easytrieve
4 6 (5.66%) MS Access
4 6 (5.66%) SAS EBI
4 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.89%) ChangeMan
General
1 48 (45.28%) Finance
2 14 (13.21%) Banking
3 8 (7.55%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (29.25%) Architect
2 16 (15.09%) Technical Architect
3 11 (10.38%) Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) MVS Operator
5 8 (7.55%) Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Systems Manager
6 7 (6.60%) Unix Operator
7 6 (5.66%) Applications Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Developer
7 6 (5.66%) SAS Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Data Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.77%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.77%) SAS Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.64%) Middleware
2 16 (15.09%) ISPF
3 7 (6.60%) .NET
4 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.83%) XML
6 1 (0.94%) J2EE
6 1 (0.94%) jQuery
6 1 (0.94%) Web Services
6 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 67 (63.21%) Mainframe
2 23 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (15.09%) Data Centre
3 16 (15.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (12.26%) AS400
5 9 (8.49%) Data Integration
6 7 (6.60%) VSAM
7 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.77%) CMDB
9 2 (1.89%) HACMP
9 2 (1.89%) iSeries
9 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.94%) DataPower
10 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 67 (63.21%) Unix
2 45 (42.45%) Windows
3 25 (23.58%) Windows NT
4 21 (19.81%) Linux
5 16 (15.09%) zOS
6 13 (12.26%) VME
7 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.77%) Solaris
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) ITIL
2 25 (23.58%) Workflow
3 17 (16.04%) CRM
4 13 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.49%) DSDM
5 9 (8.49%) SSADM
5 9 (8.49%) UML
6 8 (7.55%) Data Management
6 8 (7.55%) High Availability
6 8 (7.55%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (7.55%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.60%) Analytics
7 7 (6.60%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.60%) Operations Management
8 6 (5.66%) RAD
8 6 (5.66%) Release Management
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.66%) Validation
9 5 (4.72%) Coaching
10 4 (3.77%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.98%) JCL
2 14 (13.21%) COBOL
3 11 (10.38%) Java
3 11 (10.38%) REXX
3 11 (10.38%) SQL
4 6 (5.66%) Assembly Language
4 6 (5.66%) C#
4 6 (5.66%) C++
4 6 (5.66%) CLIST
4 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.66%) Perl
4 6 (5.66%) VBA
5 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.89%) C
6 2 (1.89%) PHP
6 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.89%) R
7 1 (0.94%) Python
7 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) APMP
3 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (20.75%) SLA
2 8 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (6.60%) QA
4 5 (4.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
1 8 (7.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 8 (7.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (16.98%) Control-M
2 11 (10.38%) Tivoli
3 8 (7.55%) CA Wily
3 8 (7.55%) Tivoli NetView
4 6 (5.66%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.94%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 32 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.53%) IBM
3 16 (15.09%) Oracle
3 16 (15.09%) Remedy
4 6 (5.66%) CA
4 6 (5.66%) Cognos
4 6 (5.66%) Fujitsu
4 6 (5.66%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.94%) Apple
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco
5 1 (0.94%) Citrix
5 1 (0.94%) HP
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat