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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
London / City of London
Rank - - 188
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £385 £448
% change year-on-year +33.11% -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 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 688 699 1104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.69% 21.22% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 550 852
Median daily rate £475 £443 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +6.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £228 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 34
Median hourly rate £14.15 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.70 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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

MVS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VC++
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) JCL

MVS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VC++