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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank - - 117
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £545 £525
% change year-on-year
-33.48% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
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
602 464 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.90% 18.15% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 258 230
Median daily rate £375 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 68
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.18 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +7.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.61 £22.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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
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