Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 185 193
Contract jobs citing MVS 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.023% 0.081%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.097% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Scotland median daily rate - £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.24% +31.82%
UK median daily rate £500 £375 £515
% change year-on-year +33.33% -27.11% +51.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1003 1027 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.89% 23.70% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 578 589
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £153 £161 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £473
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 41
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.26 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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