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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 626 600 577
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -23
Contract jobs citing MVS 22 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.050% 0.072%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 17
Median daily rate £400 £545 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.60% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £400 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £605 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £545 £525
% change year-on-year
-33.48% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median 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
12313 12045 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.91% 22.20% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7697 6957 6769
Median daily rate £390 £352 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 999 1040
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 26 May 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 18 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 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -15 21 £400 -26.60% 4
North East - 10 £279 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £275 -
North West -28 7 £475 -16.66%
Manchester -9 5 £452 -
South East -8 3 £420 -11.57% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 2 - -
City of London +40 1 £450 +12.50%
Milton Keynes 0 1 - -
Cheshire -6 1 £485 +4.86%
Lancashire -6 1 - -
London -11 1 £450 -12.19%
Warrington -13 1 £485 -7.61%
East Sussex - 1 £420 -
Brighton - 1 £420 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 48 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 29 (51.79%) IBM
3 27 (48.21%) Finance
4 25 (44.64%) JCL
5 23 (41.07%) IBM Mainframe
6 22 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (39.29%) ISPF
7 20 (35.71%) Windows
8 19 (33.93%) zOS
9 18 (32.14%) ITIL
9 18 (32.14%) Time Sharing Option
10 17 (30.36%) Unix
10 17 (30.36%) DB2
10 17 (30.36%) REXX
11 16 (28.57%) FTP
12 15 (26.79%) CA
13 14 (25.00%) CICS
13 14 (25.00%) COBOL
14 12 (21.43%) Linux
14 12 (21.43%) Windows NT
15 11 (19.64%) SLA
15 11 (19.64%) Control-M
16 10 (17.86%) Firewall
16 10 (17.86%) Tivoli
16 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
16 10 (17.86%) CA Wily
16 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
17 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
17 9 (16.07%) .NET
17 9 (16.07%) SQL Server

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 14 (25.00%) CICS
2 8 (14.29%) IIS
2 8 (14.29%) SAS
3 6 (10.71%) Apache
3 6 (10.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) FTP
2 10 (17.86%) Firewall
2 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.71%) SSL
3 6 (10.71%) WinSCP
4 4 (7.14%) NAS
5 1 (1.79%) DNS
5 1 (1.79%) Intranet
5 1 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.79%) LAN
5 1 (1.79%) SAN
5 1 (1.79%) VLAN
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) DB2
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (10.71%) Easytrieve
3 6 (10.71%) MS Access
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.14%) SAS EBI
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Eclipse
1 6 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) CA Gen
General
1 27 (48.21%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Banking
2 9 (16.07%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Architect
2 10 (17.86%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Applications Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Mainframe Architect
5 4 (7.14%) SAS Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (5.36%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (3.57%) MVS Support
7 2 (3.57%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) SAS Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Applications Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Storage Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) ISPF
2 9 (16.07%) .NET
3 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) jQuery
4 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 23 (41.07%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (12.50%) VSAM
5 5 (8.93%) AS400
6 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.57%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) zOS
3 17 (30.36%) Unix
4 12 (21.43%) Linux
4 12 (21.43%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) OS/390
5 1 (1.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.71%) Change Management
5 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.93%) High Availability
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.93%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (8.93%) Validation
5 5 (8.93%) Workflow
6 4 (7.14%) Migration
6 4 (7.14%) Release Management
6 4 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.36%) Change Control
8 2 (3.57%) Analytics
8 2 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 2 (3.57%) Coaching
8 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) JCL
2 17 (30.36%) REXX
3 14 (25.00%) COBOL
4 8 (14.29%) C#
4 8 (14.29%) C++
4 8 (14.29%) Java
5 7 (12.50%) CLIST
6 6 (10.71%) Assembly Language
6 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.71%) Perl
6 6 (10.71%) VBA
7 4 (7.14%) SQL
8 3 (5.36%) C
9 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.57%) R
9 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Control-M
2 10 (17.86%) CA Wily
2 10 (17.86%) Tivoli
3 5 (8.93%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.79%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.79%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) IBM
2 15 (26.79%) CA
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.29%) HP
5 7 (12.50%) BMC
5 7 (12.50%) Oracle
5 7 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 6 (10.71%) Micro Focus
7 4 (7.14%) Cognos
8 2 (3.57%) Remedy
8 2 (3.57%) SAP
9 1 (1.79%) Apple
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco
9 1 (1.79%) Citrix
9 1 (1.79%) ICL