Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 November 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 222 218
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4 -17
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 1 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.018% 0.015% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.088% 0.070% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 22
North West median daily rate £525 £485 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -19.17% -
England median daily rate £500 £375 £518
% change year-on-year +33.33% -27.54% +52.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1130 1425 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.85% 21.00% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 916 923
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +13.85%
10th Percentile £159 £199 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 90 185
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.84 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.78 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MVS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MVS in the North West

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in the North West

MVS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +7 1 £525 +8.25%
MVS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region with a requirement for MVS.

1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) FireEye

MVS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) ArcSight Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 1 (100.00%) FireEye