Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 369 364
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +6
Contract jobs citing MVS 6 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.036% 0.096% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.41% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
South East median daily rate £410 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +22.81% +12.87%
10th Percentile £273 £315 £248
90th Percentile £438 £370 £353
England median daily rate £500 £375 £521
% change year-on-year +33.33% -28.06% +55.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £15.00

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3818 3876 4797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.87% 23.16% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2128 2256 2632
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £150 £186 £206
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 269 468
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -7.42% +18.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.89 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MVS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MVS in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -17 3 £425 +25.93%
Hampshire +16 1 £225 -
Thames Valley -19 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -40 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £410 -
MVS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) SAS
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) NAS
3 3 (50.00%) Release Management
3 3 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) SAS EBI
3 3 (50.00%) Cognos
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) zOS
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) SQL

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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 4 (66.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SAS EBI
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) SAS Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) MVS Support
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Technician
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior SAS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Runbook
2 1 (16.67%) Scorecard
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) C++
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
1 1 (16.67%) R
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 8583
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Wily
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cognos
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft