Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 826 784 827
Rank change year-on-year -42 +43 -46
Contract jobs citing MVS 34 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.031% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 17
England median daily rate £400 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +31.25% -15.79%
UK median daily rate £400 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -23.81% +31.25% -15.79%
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 19,110 17,273 21,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.92% 20.55% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,080 10,924 13,759
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £186 £203 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,297 1,027 1,237
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -1.30% +5.01%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.39 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.39% -2.94% +5.20%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -16 30 £400 -23.81% 1
North East +21 26 £400 +29.03%
North West -18 3 £395 -24.76% 1
East of England +3 1 £325 -35.00%
South East -22 1 - -
London -36 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
MVS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 26 (76.47%) Unix
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 22 (64.71%) VME
3 20 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 20 (58.82%) Service Management
3 20 (58.82%) Tivoli
3 20 (58.82%) ITIL
4 19 (55.88%) C
4 19 (55.88%) AIX
4 19 (55.88%) JCL
4 19 (55.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 19 (55.88%) ISPF
5 18 (52.94%) VSAM
5 18 (52.94%) Linux
6 17 (50.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 17 (50.00%) RACF
6 17 (50.00%) Change Management
6 17 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 17 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 17 (50.00%) Open Source
6 17 (50.00%) PaaS
6 17 (50.00%) IaaS
7 16 (47.06%) ServiceNow
7 16 (47.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 16 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (47.06%) Shell Script
7 16 (47.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
7 16 (47.06%) Solaris
7 16 (47.06%) HP

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 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.88%) CICS
3 2 (5.88%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (2.94%) Gentran
Cloud Services
1 17 (50.00%) IaaS
1 17 (50.00%) PaaS
2 16 (47.06%) SaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) HTTPS
1 6 (17.65%) SSL
2 3 (8.82%) SMS
3 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) BigQuery
2 1 (2.94%) GIS
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (67.65%) Analyst
2 15 (44.12%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (35.29%) Support Analyst
4 9 (26.47%) Operational Support Analyst
4 9 (26.47%) Operations Support Analyst
5 7 (20.59%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (17.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Mainframe Support
8 2 (5.88%) Middleware Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) MVS Support
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Unix Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Unix Support
8 2 (5.88%) Unix Support Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) ISPF
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) VSAM
2 17 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 14 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (20.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) Fintech
5 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.94%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Unix
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 22 (64.71%) VME
3 20 (58.82%) Windows Server
4 19 (55.88%) AIX
5 18 (52.94%) Linux
6 16 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (47.06%) Solaris
6 16 (47.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 15 (44.12%) HPUX
7 15 (44.12%) VMS
8 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.94%) OS/390
9 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) ITIL
1 20 (58.82%) Service Management
2 17 (50.00%) Change Management
2 17 (50.00%) Open Source
3 15 (44.12%) Data Management
3 15 (44.12%) ITIL V3
4 14 (41.18%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (17.65%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 5 (14.71%) Statistics
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) ITSM
8 1 (2.94%) MVC
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.94%) Project Management
8 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C
1 19 (55.88%) JCL
2 17 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 16 (47.06%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.88%) PL/1
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) COBOL
5 1 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 17 (50.00%) RACF
3 16 (47.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (58.82%) Tivoli
2 17 (50.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 6 (17.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) BMC
1 16 (47.06%) HP
1 16 (47.06%) Red Hat
1 16 (47.06%) ServiceNow
2 7 (20.59%) IBM
3 6 (17.65%) Axway
3 6 (17.65%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.88%) Google
4 2 (5.88%) Syncsort
5 1 (2.94%) CA
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Twitter