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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 129 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.058% 0.039% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £385 £448
% change year-on-year +33.11% -13.96%  
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 399 579 551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.06% 22.48% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 319 292
Median daily rate £390 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -31.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £104.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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

MVS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) DataPower
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++

MVS
Top Related 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 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior COBOL Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior COBOL Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Programme Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) COBOL
2 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat