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 3 months to 25 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 606 566
Rank change year-on-year +43 -40  
Contract jobs citing MVS 17 21 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.043% 0.084%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.19% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 28
Median daily rate £525 £325 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -34.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £307 £543
% change year-on-year +70.87% -43.36%  
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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8707 11170 11375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.49% 22.93% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 7168 6737
Median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 579 897
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +28 8 £525 +10.52%
South East +43 5 £335 -
North East +57 2 £310 +11.21%
West Midlands +24 1 - -
London +6 1 £390 -13.33%
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UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 England region with a requirement for MVS.

1 13 (50.00%) Information Security
1 13 (50.00%) ArcSight
1 13 (50.00%) FireEye
2 12 (46.15%) SIEM
3 7 (26.92%) Mainframe
4 5 (19.23%) Windows
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Unix
5 4 (15.38%) C#
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) SLA
5 4 (15.38%) zOS
5 4 (15.38%) Finance
5 4 (15.38%) Banking
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (11.54%) IBM
6 3 (11.54%) SAS
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
6 3 (11.54%) DB2
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (7.69%) VB
7 2 (7.69%) C++
7 2 (7.69%) Java
7 2 (7.69%) C

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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 (11.54%) SAS
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
2 2 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.85%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
1 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) DB2
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) ArcSight Engineer
1 12 (46.15%) Security Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (7.69%) DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Deployment Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) SAS Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Manager
4 1 (3.85%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Security Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Senior SAS Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (3.85%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.69%) ISPF
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
2 4 (15.38%) zOS
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.69%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Information Security
2 12 (46.15%) SIEM
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Prototyping
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) QMS
5 1 (3.85%) Release Management
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) C#
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) C++
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
2 2 (7.69%) R
2 2 (7.69%) REXX
2 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 3 (11.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.85%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) CA Wily
1 2 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) Perfmon
2 1 (3.85%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) ArcSight
1 13 (50.00%) FireEye
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) BMC
3 2 (7.69%) CA
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow