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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 573 520 531
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +11
Contract jobs citing MVS 10 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.069% 0.018%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.087% 0.31% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 3
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£348 £580 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.08% +28.88%
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
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 11 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 30 January 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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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 -41 10 £348 -40.08%
London -3 3 £348 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (61.90%) Mainframe
2 14 (33.33%) JCL
2 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) UNIX
3 12 (28.57%) zOS
4 8 (19.05%) Finance
5 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.67%) REXX
5 7 (16.67%) ITIL
6 6 (14.29%) ETL
6 6 (14.29%) SLA
6 6 (14.29%) Java
6 6 (14.29%) IBM
6 6 (14.29%) Teradata
6 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
7 5 (11.90%) VME
7 5 (11.90%) Scala
7 5 (11.90%) Open Source
7 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
7 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
7 5 (11.90%) Middleware
7 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.90%) HP
7 5 (11.90%) CICS
7 5 (11.90%) Windows
8 4 (9.52%) DB2
8 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
8 4 (9.52%) Windows NT
8 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
8 4 (9.52%) CA

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (11.90%) CICS
2 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.14%) StreamWeaver
3 3 (7.14%) Exstream Dialogue
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) SMS
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) VLAN
3 1 (2.38%) NetScreen
3 1 (2.38%) FTP
3 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (9.52%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) Hazelcast
3 1 (2.38%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Teradata Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) DBA
6 2 (4.76%) Computer Operator
6 2 (4.76%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Security Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Middleware
2 3 (7.14%) ISPF
3 1 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) HTML5
3 1 (2.38%) JNI
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (61.90%) Mainframe
2 6 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 5 (11.90%) Open Source
4 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.76%) AS400
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) CMDB
6 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) Replication
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) UNIX
1 12 (28.57%) zOS
2 5 (11.90%) VME
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.38%) Tru64
4 1 (2.38%) OpenVMS
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) HPUX
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) ETL
3 3 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.38%) UML
5 1 (2.38%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) JCL
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) REXX
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) Scala
5 3 (7.14%) COBOL
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
1 4 (9.52%) CA Wily
2 3 (7.14%) Control-M
2 3 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.76%) OpenView
3 2 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.76%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.38%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) IBM
1 6 (14.29%) Teradata
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) CA
4 3 (7.14%) Apple
4 3 (7.14%) EMC
4 3 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) BT
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Brocade
6 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.38%) Adobe
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) BMC
6 1 (2.38%) Hitachi