Period
to 26 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 26 January 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 580 407 510
Rank change year-on-year -173 +103 +132
Contract jobs citing MVS 7 3 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.017% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% 0.11% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
10th Percentile - £388 -
25th Percentile £513 £415 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £465 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% -7.00% -13.04%
75th Percentile £538 £510 -
90th Percentile - £534 -
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +53.85%

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 5,326 2,816 5,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.16% 15.75% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,928 2,001 3,613
10th Percentile £225 £235 £158
25th Percentile £425 £363 £295
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +14.74% +5.56% -7.69%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £738 £655 £650
England median daily rate £495 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +15.12% +4.24% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 33 163
10th Percentile £15.08 £18.40 £14.30
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.65 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.68% +44.63% +9.63%
75th Percentile £46.75 £53.75 £36.70
90th Percentile £63.73 £63.40 £54.46
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.16
% change year-on-year +12.68% +3.44% +0.20%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MVS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MVS in London

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MVS in London.

Daily rate trend for MVS in London

MVS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MVS in London.

Hourly rate trend for MVS in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) Assembly Language
3 3 (42.86%) CA
3 3 (42.86%) REXX
3 3 (42.86%) zOS
3 3 (42.86%) RACF
3 3 (42.86%) JCL
3 3 (42.86%) FTP
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) SNA
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) SRDF
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (42.86%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (42.86%) CLIST
3 3 (42.86%) zSecure
3 3 (42.86%) Software Rationalisation
3 3 (42.86%) Social Skills
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
4 2 (28.57%) Spring Boot

MVS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (42.86%) SAS
2 2 (28.57%) Confluence
3 1 (14.29%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) FTP
1 3 (42.86%) SNA
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
General
1 3 (42.86%) Social Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) z/OS Systems Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Python Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Pandas
1 2 (28.57%) React
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (42.86%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) zOS
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (42.86%) Software Rationalisation
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Assembly Language
1 3 (42.86%) CLIST
1 3 (42.86%) JCL
1 3 (42.86%) REXX
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) RACF
1 3 (42.86%) SRDF
2 2 (28.57%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) zSecure
2 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (14.29%) AppDNA
3 1 (14.29%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) CA
2 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Ivanti
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) VMware