The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 28 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 89 97
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.25% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 294 329 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.63% 20.16% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 159 182
Median daily rate £300 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 48
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.90
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in the East Midlands