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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 572 555 571
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs citing MVS 34 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.046% 0.035%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 6
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£465 £313 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.80% +7.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £293 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £440 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £310 £260
% change year-on-year
-20.22% +19.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.25 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 - -

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
12683 11893 12142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 22.57% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6627 6193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1084 1015 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
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 29 August 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 23 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 29 August 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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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 -7 34 £465 +38.70% 1
East of England - 8 £331 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £331 - 1
South East -24 4 £270 -24.58%
North West -9 3 - -
South West - 3 £465 -
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (57.53%) UNIX
2 36 (49.32%) Mainframe
3 26 (35.62%) Middleware
4 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
4 25 (34.25%) Finance
5 23 (31.51%) CRM
6 21 (28.77%) Workflow
7 20 (27.40%) SQL
8 14 (19.18%) Java
8 14 (19.18%) JCL
9 13 (17.81%) IBM
10 11 (15.07%) Windows
10 11 (15.07%) Data Modelling
10 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (15.07%) VME
11 10 (13.70%) Scala
11 10 (13.70%) Open Source
11 10 (13.70%) NoSQL
11 10 (13.70%) SLA
11 10 (13.70%) Control-M
12 9 (12.33%) CICS
12 9 (12.33%) Data Integration
12 9 (12.33%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (10.96%) Reference Data
13 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.96%) Data Architecture
13 8 (10.96%) Banking
13 8 (10.96%) Incident Management
13 8 (10.96%) REXX
13 8 (10.96%) Windows NT

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (12.33%) CICS
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.74%) StreamWeaver
2 2 (2.74%) Exstream Dialogue
2 2 (2.74%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Exstream
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.11%) VoIP
3 2 (2.74%) FTP
3 2 (2.74%) SNA
3 2 (2.74%) Telnet
3 2 (2.74%) X.25
3 2 (2.74%) NetScreen
3 2 (2.74%) Firewall
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.96%) DB2
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.74%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (2.74%) Data Mart
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.74%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.37%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.74%) Subversion
1 2 (2.74%) Maven
1 2 (2.74%) JIRA
1 2 (2.74%) Hudson
1 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (34.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.74%) Law
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Architect
2 14 (19.18%) Technical Architect
3 11 (15.07%) Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Digital Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Programmer
7 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Consultant
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Mainframe Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Mainframe Operator
8 2 (2.74%) Teradata Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Designer
8 2 (2.74%) Junior Designer
8 2 (2.74%) Junior Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.74%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.62%) Middleware
2 5 (6.85%) .NET
3 3 (4.11%) JSTL
3 3 (4.11%) Spring
4 2 (2.74%) Spring MVC
4 2 (2.74%) J2EE
5 1 (1.37%) JSP
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.37%) Spring Security
5 1 (1.37%) Spring Batch
5 1 (1.37%) ISPF
5 1 (1.37%) Java EE
5 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (49.32%) Mainframe
2 10 (13.70%) Open Source
3 9 (12.33%) Data Integration
3 9 (12.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (10.96%) Reference Data
5 4 (5.48%) AS400
6 3 (4.11%) VSAM
7 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.37%) LPAR
8 1 (1.37%) CMDB
8 1 (1.37%) Replication
8 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (57.53%) UNIX
2 11 (15.07%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) VME
3 8 (10.96%) Windows NT
4 5 (6.85%) Linux
4 5 (6.85%) zOS
5 3 (4.11%) OS/390
6 2 (2.74%) AIX
6 2 (2.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) CRM
2 21 (28.77%) Workflow
3 11 (15.07%) Data Modelling
3 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.96%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.96%) Data Architecture
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) UML
6 6 (8.22%) RAD
6 6 (8.22%) SSADM
6 6 (8.22%) DSDM
6 6 (8.22%) TOGAF
7 5 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (6.85%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.85%) Change Management
7 5 (6.85%) ETL
8 4 (5.48%) Project Management
8 4 (5.48%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.48%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.48%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.40%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) Java
2 14 (19.18%) JCL
3 10 (13.70%) Scala
4 8 (10.96%) REXX
5 5 (6.85%) Ruby
5 5 (6.85%) C#
5 5 (6.85%) C++
5 5 (6.85%) Python
6 4 (5.48%) COBOL
7 3 (4.11%) C
7 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.37%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Control-M
2 5 (6.85%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.74%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.74%) OpenView
4 1 (1.37%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.81%) IBM
3 7 (9.59%) HP
3 7 (9.59%) CA
4 6 (8.22%) Remedy
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle
5 5 (6.85%) EMC
6 3 (4.11%) Teradata
7 2 (2.74%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.74%) F5
7 2 (2.74%) McAfee
7 2 (2.74%) BT
7 2 (2.74%) Juniper
7 2 (2.74%) BMC
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco
7 2 (2.74%) Informatica
8 1 (1.37%) Symantec
8 1 (1.37%) Perforce
8 1 (1.37%) Qualys
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