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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 114 120 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.081% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.81% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £525 £263
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +99.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
369 503 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.34% 20.49% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 212 167
Average daily rate £339 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 60
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.10 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MVS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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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

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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

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 2 £425 -
Coventry +1 1 £525 +133.33%
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England

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Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing MVS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MVS.

1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 1 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) CRM

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing MVS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MVS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL