The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MVS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM MVS
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 69 -
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.86% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 3.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £385 £448
% change year-on-year +36.36% -13.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MVS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 278 227 256
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.04% 21.76% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 100 88
Median daily rate £364 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% -7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +4.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £43.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing MVS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for MVS in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MVS in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MVS.

1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 5 (100.00%) SLA
1 5 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) CA Wily
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) MVS Operator
1 2 (40.00%) Unix Operator
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) CA Wily
1 5 (100.00%) Tivoli