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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
UK / England
Rank 568 592 579
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13  
Contract jobs citing MVS 9 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.041% 0.025%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.11% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £513 £385 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.11% +3.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £385 £448
% change year-on-year +33.11% -13.96%  
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 8495 10433 10472
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.59% 21.44% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5444 6499 6004
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 639 859
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

MVS
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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in England

MVS
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 23 March 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 +25 5 £525 -
East of England -4 2 £500 -
South East +5 1 £400 +3.89% 2
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 22 (45.83%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) Mainframe
3 17 (35.42%) Windows
4 16 (33.33%) ITIL
5 15 (31.25%) C
6 14 (29.17%) Unix
6 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (27.08%) JCL
7 13 (27.08%) Oracle
7 13 (27.08%) DB2
8 12 (25.00%) PRINCE2
8 12 (25.00%) Linux
8 12 (25.00%) VB
8 12 (25.00%) C++
9 11 (22.92%) COBOL
9 11 (22.92%) SQL
9 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (20.83%) DevOps
10 10 (20.83%) CA
11 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 9 (18.75%) .NET
11 9 (18.75%) HTML
11 9 (18.75%) C#
11 9 (18.75%) AIX
11 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
12 8 (16.67%) SaaS
12 8 (16.67%) PaaS
12 8 (16.67%) Open Source
12 8 (16.67%) IaaS
12 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database

MVS
Top Related 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 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (14.58%) SAS
2 7 (14.58%) Tuxedo
3 5 (10.42%) JBoss
3 5 (10.42%) WildFly
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.17%) CICS
6 2 (4.17%) CMS
6 2 (4.17%) MQSeries
6 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.08%) Commerce Server
7 1 (2.08%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
1 5 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) IaaS
1 8 (16.67%) PaaS
1 8 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (6.25%) FTP
2 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.17%) APPN
3 2 (4.17%) LDAP
3 2 (4.17%) SNA
3 2 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) DB2
2 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 7 (14.58%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (10.42%) Big Data
6 5 (10.42%) Hadoop
6 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (2.08%) IDMS
9 1 (2.08%) Ingres
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.08%) SAS EBI
9 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) French Language
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) DBA
4 5 (10.42%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (8.33%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) ArcSight Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) SAS Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) Senior DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
1 9 (18.75%) HTML
2 7 (14.58%) Middleware
3 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.17%) ISPF
5 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) J2EE
5 1 (2.08%) jQuery
5 1 (2.08%) WCF
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Mainframe
2 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) PDA
5 1 (2.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Unix
3 12 (25.00%) Linux
4 9 (18.75%) AIX
5 8 (16.67%) zOS
6 6 (12.50%) HPUX
6 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.42%) Windows NT
8 4 (8.33%) VME
9 2 (4.17%) OS/390
9 2 (4.17%) Solaris
10 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 10 (20.83%) DevOps
5 9 (18.75%) Problem Management
6 8 (16.67%) Change Management
6 8 (16.67%) Open Source
6 8 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (14.58%) Data Management
8 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.42%) High Availability
8 5 (10.42%) Information Security
9 4 (8.33%) Resource Management
9 4 (8.33%) SIEM
10 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
10 3 (6.25%) Time Management
10 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Java
2 15 (31.25%) C
3 13 (27.08%) JCL
4 12 (25.00%) C++
4 12 (25.00%) VB
5 11 (22.92%) COBOL
5 11 (22.92%) SQL
6 9 (18.75%) C#
7 7 (14.58%) VC++
8 6 (12.50%) T-SQL
9 5 (10.42%) MATLAB
9 5 (10.42%) R
10 4 (8.33%) Perl
11 3 (6.25%) Python
11 3 (6.25%) Ruby
12 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
12 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) ACF2
1 2 (4.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (4.17%) RACF
1 2 (4.17%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 5 (10.42%) CA Wily
3 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle
2 10 (20.83%) CA
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) TIBCO
4 6 (12.50%) IBM
5 5 (10.42%) ArcSight
5 5 (10.42%) FireEye
6 3 (6.25%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.08%) Brocade
7 1 (2.08%) EMC
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.08%) VMware
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