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 3 months to 24 April 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 - 423
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% - 0.022%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.025% - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £390 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £350 £525
% change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33%  
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4078 4796 4951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.23% 20.70% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2850 3421 3309
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 115 177
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 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 3 months to 24 April 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
City of London - 1 £390 - 2
MVS
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 London region with a requirement for MVS.

1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) VC++
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) CICS
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) zSecure

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 1 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) RACF Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) zOS
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VC++
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago