The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 133
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - - 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £325 £540
% change year-on-year +61.53% -39.81%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 502 795 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.19% 27.05% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 406 280
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £230 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 44
Median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.94% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MVS.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014

MVS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (100.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Big Data
1 1 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 1 (100.00%) R
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft