The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 144 112 126
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs citing MVS 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.12% 0.080%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.71% 0.77% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £230 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.88% +88.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £518 £354
% change year-on-year
-27.53% +46.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -43.39%
MVS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
565 389 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.12% 15.85% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 181 229
Median daily rate £385 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.15% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £150 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 78
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £30.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MVS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MVS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MVS across the West Midlands region.

MVS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MVS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MVS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

MVS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MVS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the West Midlands region.

MVS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MVS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Coventry -17 1 £360 -31.42%
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MVS.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WLAN
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
1 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) ITSM
1 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (75.00%) Economics
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) SaaS
1 3 (75.00%) Private Cloud
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Angular 2
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (75.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Angular 2
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Economics
1 3 (75.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) ITSM
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Allocation
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Sitecore