Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 858 823 817
Rank change year-on-year -35 -6 -68
Contract jobs citing MVS 14 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.041% 0.056%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.069% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 30
England median daily rate £325 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +33.24% -26.39%
10th Percentile £92 £313 £311
90th Percentile £488 £651 £490
UK median daily rate £325 £500 £376
% change year-on-year -35.00% +33.16% -25.27%
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 20,276 19,795 20,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.03% 20.83% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,645 12,796 12,847
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £200
90th Percentile £613 £606 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,355 1,166 1,173
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £44.45
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year -0.40% +7.43% -1.27%

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

MVS
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

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MVS in England over the 6 months to 11 December 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 11 December 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 -10 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 4 - -
London -6 3 £575 +0.88%
Midlands -9 2 £98 -70.00%
South East -16 2 £325 -13.33% 1
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £98 -
North East - 1 - - 1
MVS
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (42.86%) SLA
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) DB2
5 4 (28.57%) C
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) GIS
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) SSH
5 4 (28.57%) Gentran
5 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
6 3 (21.43%) IaaS
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) ITSM
6 3 (21.43%) Xen
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) SaaS
6 3 (21.43%) PaaS
6 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (21.43%) VirtualBox
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) JCL
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) AIX

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 2 (14.29%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) IaaS
1 3 (21.43%) PaaS
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SSH
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
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 Integration Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
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%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) T24 Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Assembler Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Assembler Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) Material Design
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 2 (14.29%) zOS
6 1 (7.14%) HPUX
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
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%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
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%) TOGAF
3 2 (14.29%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
2 3 (21.43%) COBOL
2 3 (21.43%) JCL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
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)
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VirtualBox
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) Xen
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) Temenos
4 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow