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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 148 141
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs citing MVS 8 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.25% 0.86% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 12
Median daily rate £525 £475 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £307 £543
% change year-on-year +70.87% -43.36%  
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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 641 810 824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.10% 21.26% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 475 432
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 90
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in the North West

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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 3 months to 24 June 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
Cheshire +32 8 £525 +8.24%
MVS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (100.00%) Information Security
1 13 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 13 (100.00%) FireEye
2 12 (92.31%) SIEM

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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 12 (92.31%) ArcSight Engineer
1 12 (92.31%) Security Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Deployment Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Transition Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Transition Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (92.31%) SIEM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) ArcSight
1 13 (100.00%) FireEye