The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 276 260
Rank change year-on-year +43 -16  
Contract jobs citing MVS 5 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.011% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.30% 0.046% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £335 - £475
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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1685 2181 2385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.06% 24.76% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 1283 1254
Median daily rate £385 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 246
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +27.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MVS in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MVS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £260 -
Surrey - 2 - -
East Sussex - 1 £410 -
MVS
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for MVS.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 2 (33.33%) SAS
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (33.33%) CA Wily

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Deployment Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) SAS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) MATLAB
1 2 (33.33%) R
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Wily
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft