Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MVS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MVS over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 804 825
Rank change year-on-year -39 +21 -52
Contract jobs citing MVS 14 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.037% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.072% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 23
England median daily rate £325 £525 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +39.81% -27.44%
10th Percentile £98 £328 £226
90th Percentile £394 £630 £490
UK median daily rate £325 £525 £376
% change year-on-year -38.10% +39.81% -27.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19,384 18,488 21,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.80% 20.65% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,083 11,733 13,912
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £175 £188 £210
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,392 1,103 1,147
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.62 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MVS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MVS in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MVS in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MVS in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England -28 8 £350 -33.33% 2
Yorkshire -17 4 - - 2
North East -11 3 £350 +12.90%
Midlands -16 2 £98 - 1
South East -18 2 £325 -20.73%
West Midlands -21 2 £98 -
London -23 1 - -
North West -23 1 £463 -11.90%
East of England - 1 £325 -
MVS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for MVS.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Unix
3 7 (50.00%) Middleware
3 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (42.86%) SLA
5 5 (35.71%) AIX
6 4 (28.57%) DB2
6 4 (28.57%) C
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) GIS
6 4 (28.57%) Validation
6 4 (28.57%) SSH
6 4 (28.57%) Gentran
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
7 3 (21.43%) VME
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) ITSM
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) IBM
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) COBOL
8 2 (14.29%) Java
8 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
8 2 (14.29%) WLAN
8 2 (14.29%) SOA
8 2 (14.29%) JCL
8 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi

MVS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (28.57%) Gentran
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
3 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SSH
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
3 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (14.29%) WLAN
4 1 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Operational Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Unix
3 5 (35.71%) AIX
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) VME
6 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) zOS
7 1 (7.14%) HPUX
7 1 (7.14%) OS/390
7 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 2 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Economics
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
2 2 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Axway
2 2 (14.29%) Fujitsu
3 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.14%) BMC
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) VMware