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 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
England / South East
Rank 244 249 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing MVS 1 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.013% 0.14% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.059% 0.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -  
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 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 1705 2303 2319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.00% 25.17% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1404 1146
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 156 205
Median hourly rate £14.75 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.25% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.31 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.34 £50.00 £40.00
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 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

MVS
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

MVS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in the South East

MVS
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 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
East Sussex +13 1 £400 -4.76%
MVS
England

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for MVS.

1 12 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) SLA
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
3 5 (35.71%) CA Wily
3 5 (35.71%) R
3 5 (35.71%) Big Data
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Windows NT
3 5 (35.71%) SAS
3 5 (35.71%) MS Office
3 5 (35.71%) VB
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) C
3 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (35.71%) Tivoli
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (28.57%) Finance

MVS
Top Related 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 5 (35.71%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) Commerce Server
2 1 (7.14%) Commerce Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) EPiServer
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) APPN
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
1 2 (14.29%) SNA
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Big Data
2 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) SAS Developer
3 2 (14.29%) MVS Operator
3 2 (14.29%) Network Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Operator
3 2 (14.29%) z/OS Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) ISPF
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows NT
2 2 (14.29%) OS/390
2 2 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
1 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
2 5 (35.71%) C
2 5 (35.71%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
2 5 (35.71%) R
2 5 (35.71%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) JCL
4 1 (7.14%) COBOL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) ACF2
1 2 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (14.29%) RACF
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) CA Wily
1 5 (35.71%) Tivoli
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) CA
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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