Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 793 770 758
Rank change year-on-year -23 -12 +35
Contract jobs citing MVS 54 50 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.056% 0.088%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 31
England median daily rate £400 £414 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% -17.25% +60.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £311
90th Percentile £599 £525 £675
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £463
% change year-on-year -5.88% -8.11% +54.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK median hourly rate - - £29.00

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 19,226 18,488 21,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.79% 20.81% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,423 11,781 12,849
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £193
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,145 1,156 1,630
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.25 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 24 February 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 February 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 +34 26 £400 +8.84% 2
North East +66 20 £400 +14.29% 1
London -22 19 £550 +12.24% 2
South East -17 6 £238 -40.63%
Yorkshire - 4 £343 -
North West +12 2 £385 -26.67% 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 £325 -
MVS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 27 (50.00%) JCL
2 25 (46.30%) Change Management
3 24 (44.44%) Unix
4 21 (38.89%) Windows
4 21 (38.89%) ITIL
5 20 (37.04%) Tivoli
5 20 (37.04%) VSAM
6 19 (35.19%) ISPF
6 19 (35.19%) Linux
6 19 (35.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 18 (33.33%) C
7 18 (33.33%) Service Management
8 17 (31.48%) PowerShell
8 17 (31.48%) Open Source
8 17 (31.48%) Solaris
8 17 (31.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 17 (31.48%) RACF
8 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
8 17 (31.48%) PaaS
8 17 (31.48%) IaaS
9 16 (29.63%) ServiceNow
9 16 (29.63%) SaaS
9 16 (29.63%) Shell Script
9 16 (29.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
9 16 (29.63%) BMC
9 16 (29.63%) HP
9 16 (29.63%) Windows 2000 Server
9 16 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (29.63%) VME

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 3 (5.56%) CICS
2 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 17 (31.48%) IaaS
1 17 (31.48%) PaaS
2 16 (29.63%) SaaS
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Adabas
2 4 (7.41%) DB2
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) Power BI
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Operations Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Support Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) MVS Support
6 5 (9.26%) Operational Support Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Operations Support Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) User Researcher
7 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Programme Manager
7 4 (7.41%) Senior User Researcher
8 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Digital Transformation
9 2 (3.70%) Mainframe Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Mainframe Support
9 2 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.19%) ISPF
2 5 (9.26%) .NET
3 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (5.56%) jQuery
4 3 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.85%) REST
5 1 (1.85%) WCF
5 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) VSAM
2 15 (27.78%) Management Information System
3 14 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (18.52%) Mainframe
5 4 (7.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Fintech
6 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Unix
2 21 (38.89%) Windows
3 19 (35.19%) Linux
4 17 (31.48%) Solaris
4 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
5 16 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (29.63%) VME
5 16 (29.63%) Windows 2000 Server
6 15 (27.78%) AIX
6 15 (27.78%) HPUX
6 15 (27.78%) VMS
7 2 (3.70%) zOS
8 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Change Management
2 21 (38.89%) ITIL
3 18 (33.33%) Service Management
4 17 (31.48%) Open Source
5 15 (27.78%) Data Management
5 15 (27.78%) ITIL V3
6 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.26%) Actionable Insight
7 5 (9.26%) Guerrilla Research
8 4 (7.41%) Line Management
8 4 (7.41%) MVC
9 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.70%) Migration
9 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.70%) Runbook
9 2 (3.70%) Scorecard
9 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.70%) Statistics
10 1 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.00%) JCL
2 18 (33.33%) C
3 17 (31.48%) PowerShell
4 16 (29.63%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.26%) NATURAL
6 4 (7.41%) C#
6 4 (7.41%) SQL
7 2 (3.70%) COBOL
7 2 (3.70%) PL/1
8 1 (1.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (3.70%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 19 (35.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 17 (31.48%) RACF
3 16 (29.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (37.04%) Tivoli
2 17 (31.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (7.41%) Control-M
4 2 (3.70%) CA Endevor
4 2 (3.70%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) BMC
1 16 (29.63%) HP
1 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
1 16 (29.63%) ServiceNow
2 6 (11.11%) IBM
3 5 (9.26%) Fujitsu
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.26%) Software AG
4 2 (3.70%) Syncsort
5 1 (1.85%) CA
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Twitter
5 1 (1.85%) VMware