Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 576 586
Rank change year-on-year -28 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing MVS 20 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.032% 0.025%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 5
London median daily rate £530 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.16% -2.00% -27.80%
10th Percentile £429 £425 £425
90th Percentile £708 £490 £575
England median daily rate £400 £385 £518
% change year-on-year +3.83% -25.56% +50.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £22.00

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,521 8,574 9,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.61% 20.81% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,787 5,941 6,311
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £200 £238 £205
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 198 300
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +10.47% +4.24%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.43 £11.24
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.38 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +6.25%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MVS in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MVS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MVS in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MVS in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Central London -27 2 - -
MVS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 7 (35.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Adabas
2 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) Software AG
2 5 (25.00%) NATURAL
2 5 (25.00%) JCL
2 5 (25.00%) Fujitsu
2 5 (25.00%) Guerrilla Research
2 5 (25.00%) Actionable Insight
2 5 (25.00%) Actionable Recommendations
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) Local Government
4 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Scorecard
5 1 (5.00%) Runbook
5 1 (5.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (5.00%) git-flow
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (5.00%) PaaS
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Line Management
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) git-flow
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) User Researcher
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Senior User Researcher
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Transformation
3 2 (10.00%) Programmer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Change Management
2 5 (25.00%) Actionable Insight
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Guerrilla Research
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (5.00%) Data Security
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) MVC
3 1 (5.00%) OO
3 1 (5.00%) OOD
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Runbook
3 1 (5.00%) Scorecard
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) JCL
1 5 (25.00%) NATURAL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Fujitsu
1 5 (25.00%) IBM
1 5 (25.00%) Software AG
2 1 (5.00%) SAP