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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 629 584 611
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +27
Contract jobs citing MVS 18 75 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.13% 0.059%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.61% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 43 17
Median daily rate £375 £505 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% +8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £298 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £619 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £518 £248
% change year-on-year
-27.53% +109.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
- -46.90%

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
11528 12332 12518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.32% 21.44% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7323 7275 7125
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 964 1063
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £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 30 August 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 15 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 30 August 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 -49 18 £375 -26.43% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 7 - -
South East +1 7 - -
Milton Keynes -1 7 - -
West Midlands -32 4 £230 -45.88%
East of England - 4 £385 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £385 -
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Knebworth - 2 £395 -
Midlands -8 1 - -
Coventry -16 1 £360 -31.42%
London -36 1 £375 -16.66%
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 30 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 21 (52.50%) IBM
3 20 (50.00%) zOS
4 18 (45.00%) JCL
5 14 (35.00%) Firewall
6 13 (32.50%) Unix
6 13 (32.50%) Time Sharing Option
7 12 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 12 (30.00%) ISPF
7 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
7 12 (30.00%) REXX
8 11 (27.50%) Windows
8 11 (27.50%) FTP
8 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
8 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (25.00%) SLA
9 10 (25.00%) CA
9 10 (25.00%) Control-M
10 9 (22.50%) ITIL
11 8 (20.00%) HP
11 8 (20.00%) Windows NT
11 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (20.00%) ServiceNow
12 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
12 7 (17.50%) BMC
12 7 (17.50%) Finance
13 6 (15.00%) Change Management
13 6 (15.00%) Tivoli
13 6 (15.00%) CA Wily
14 5 (12.50%) Incident Management

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 3 (7.50%) CICS
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Firewall
2 11 (27.50%) FTP
2 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.50%) WLAN
5 1 (2.50%) Intranet
5 1 (2.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) CA Gen
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Programmer
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Developer
3 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Programmer
3 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Support
4 2 (5.00%) MVS Programmer
4 2 (5.00%) MVS Systems Programmer
4 2 (5.00%) SAS Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Storage Architect
5 1 (2.50%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) ISPF
2 4 (10.00%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (27.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) Economics
4 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) zOS
2 13 (32.50%) Unix
3 11 (27.50%) Windows
4 8 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 5 (12.50%) OS/390
6 4 (10.00%) Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.50%) Change Control
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
5 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) SOA
5 3 (7.50%) Validation
6 2 (5.00%) Analytics
6 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) JCL
2 12 (30.00%) REXX
3 3 (7.50%) C
3 3 (7.50%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) C++
4 2 (5.00%) COBOL
4 2 (5.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (5.00%) R
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) A+ Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Control-M
2 6 (15.00%) CA Wily
2 6 (15.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) IBM
2 10 (25.00%) CA
3 8 (20.00%) HP
3 8 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 7 (17.50%) BMC
5 3 (7.50%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) ICL
7 1 (2.50%) Sitecore