The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
UK
Rank 560 573 598
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +25
Contract jobs citing MVS 22 54 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.11% 0.018%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 0.50% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 1
Median daily rate £425 £438 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-8.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
9191 10866 11557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.87% 21.38% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5814 6502 6806
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 808 954
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 20 £425 -10.52%
South East +5 6 £414 -8.05%
North East -16 5 £350 +8.10%
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 5 £350 +8.10%
Tyne and Wear -28 5 £350 +8.10%
London +13 4 £490 -10.90%
Hove - 4 £425 -
East Sussex - 4 £425 -
Scotland +27 2 - -
Glasgow +4 2 - -
East of England -7 2 £463 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £463 -
Surrey +8 1 £350 -24.32%
Milton Keynes +2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
Woking - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 £450 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MVS.

1 29 (51.79%) Mainframe
2 26 (46.43%) Java
3 22 (39.29%) JCL
4 21 (37.50%) Unix
4 21 (37.50%) Windows
5 18 (32.14%) C
6 17 (30.36%) ITIL
7 16 (28.57%) COBOL
8 15 (26.79%) Oracle
9 14 (25.00%) VB
9 14 (25.00%) C++
9 14 (25.00%) DB2
9 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (23.21%) SQL
11 12 (21.43%) HTML
11 12 (21.43%) PRINCE2
11 12 (21.43%) Linux
11 12 (21.43%) zOS
12 11 (19.64%) CA
12 11 (19.64%) IBM
12 11 (19.64%) Client/Server
12 11 (19.64%) Internet
12 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (17.86%) DevOps
13 10 (17.86%) Finance
13 10 (17.86%) VC++
13 10 (17.86%) SLA
13 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
14 9 (16.07%) AIX
14 9 (16.07%) Performance Tuning

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.50%) Tuxedo
3 5 (8.93%) CICS
3 5 (8.93%) JBoss
3 5 (8.93%) SAS
3 5 (8.93%) WildFly
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.79%) CMS
7 1 (1.79%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.79%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) IaaS
1 8 (14.29%) PaaS
1 8 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) FTP
2 3 (5.36%) MPLS
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) APPN
3 2 (3.57%) LDAP
3 2 (3.57%) SNA
3 2 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) DB2
2 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (7.14%) Big Data
6 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.79%) IDMS
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) French Language
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) DBA
2 7 (12.50%) Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (8.93%) Programmer
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Applications Support
5 3 (5.36%) Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (5.36%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Support Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Configuration Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) HTML
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (12.50%) Middleware
3 4 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) ISPF
5 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.79%) CSS
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.79%) J2EE
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (51.79%) Mainframe
2 11 (19.64%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.64%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.36%) Tandem
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) DataPower
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Unix
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) zOS
3 9 (16.07%) AIX
4 8 (14.29%) Windows NT
5 6 (10.71%) HPUX
5 6 (10.71%) OS/390
5 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.14%) VME
8 2 (3.57%) Solaris
9 1 (1.79%) VMS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) ITIL
2 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 10 (17.86%) DevOps
5 9 (16.07%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (16.07%) Problem Management
6 8 (14.29%) Change Management
6 8 (14.29%) Open Source
6 8 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Data Management
7 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.93%) High Availability
9 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.14%) Resource Management
10 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 3 (5.36%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.36%) Security Operations
10 3 (5.36%) System Testing
10 3 (5.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) Java
2 22 (39.29%) JCL
3 18 (32.14%) C
4 16 (28.57%) COBOL
5 14 (25.00%) C++
5 14 (25.00%) VB
6 13 (23.21%) SQL
7 10 (17.86%) VC++
8 7 (12.50%) C#
9 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
10 4 (7.14%) MATLAB
10 4 (7.14%) Perl
10 4 (7.14%) R
11 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
11 3 (5.36%) Python
11 3 (5.36%) Ruby
12 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.79%) REXX
12 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.57%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (3.57%) ACF2
2 2 (3.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (3.57%) RACF
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 6 (10.71%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.57%) Control-M
3 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.57%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.79%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) CA
2 11 (19.64%) IBM
3 7 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) Remedy
5 2 (3.57%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.79%) BMC
6 1 (1.79%) Brocade
6 1 (1.79%) Ektron
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) VMware