The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 111 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MVS 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% - 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£225 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £363 £260
% change year-on-year
+41.37% +39.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
496 369 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.99% 20.09% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 149 218
Average daily rate £300 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £142 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 65 65
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
MVS
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MVS
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

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

MVS
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 10 July 2014. 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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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 - - - -
MVS
England

MVS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows NT
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) eTOM
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) LPAR
3 1 (20.00%) TickIT
3 1 (20.00%) CMMI
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (20.00%) Progress
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) REXX
3 1 (20.00%) zOS
3 1 (20.00%) Control-M
3 1 (20.00%) RACF
3 1 (20.00%) JCL

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) UNIX
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) CMMI
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (20.00%) eTOM
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) REXX
2 1 (20.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Progress
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) BMC
1 1 (20.00%) CA