The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 27 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 162 200
Rank change year-on-year -1 +38  
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% 0.030% 0.017%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.13% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £390 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £307 £540
% change year-on-year +70.87% -43.10%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 657 744 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 19.88% 21.97% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 617 894
Median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 52
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £169.75 £22.00 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) zSecure

MVS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) RACF Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM