Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 April 2018 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
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 824 788 823
Rank change year-on-year -36 +35 -3
Contract jobs citing MVS 53 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.043% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 27
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £290
90th Percentile £540 £525 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £423
% change year-on-year -11.76% +0.59% -19.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £29.00

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,008 19,165 23,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.68% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,354 12,135 14,210
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £195
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,282 1,196 1,515
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +6.45%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MVS in the UK

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MVS in the UK

MVS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MVS over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MVS in the UK

MVS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MVS in the UK

MVS
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. 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
England -31 53 £400 -11.11% 3
UK excluding London -17 38 £375 -11.76% 3
North of England +21 32 £395 -24.76% 2
North East +48 26 £400 +14.29% 2
London -22 14 £525 +7.14%
South East -31 6 £238 -40.99% 1
North West -21 3 £395 -24.76%
Yorkshire - 3 £343 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for MVS.

1 29 (54.72%) Unix
2 26 (49.06%) Windows
3 25 (47.17%) Change Management
4 23 (43.40%) ITIL
5 22 (41.51%) VME
6 21 (39.62%) JCL
7 20 (37.74%) Tivoli
7 20 (37.74%) Service Management
7 20 (37.74%) VSAM
7 20 (37.74%) Windows Server
8 19 (35.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 19 (35.85%) ISPF
8 19 (35.85%) AIX
9 18 (33.96%) Linux
9 18 (33.96%) C
9 18 (33.96%) Management Information System
10 17 (32.08%) Open Source
10 17 (32.08%) PaaS
10 17 (32.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 17 (32.08%) RACF
10 17 (32.08%) IaaS
11 16 (30.19%) ServiceNow
11 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
11 16 (30.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 16 (30.19%) Red Hat
11 16 (30.19%) Solaris
11 16 (30.19%) HP
11 16 (30.19%) BMC
11 16 (30.19%) SaaS
11 16 (30.19%) Windows 2000 Server

MVS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.32%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.77%) CICS
3 2 (3.77%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.08%) IaaS
1 17 (32.08%) PaaS
2 16 (30.19%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) HTTPS
1 6 (11.32%) SSL
2 3 (5.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) DB2
2 3 (5.66%) Power BI
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) BigQuery
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Local Government
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) Operations Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) Support Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Operational Support Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Operations Support Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) MVS Support
6 5 (9.43%) User Researcher
7 4 (7.55%) Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Programme Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Senior User Researcher
8 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.77%) Mainframe Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Unix Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) ISPF
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 3 (5.66%) jQuery
2 3 (5.66%) Razor View Engine
2 3 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) VSAM
2 18 (33.96%) Management Information System
3 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (18.87%) Mainframe
5 4 (7.55%) NHS
5 4 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.89%) Fintech
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.89%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 29 (54.72%) Unix
2 26 (49.06%) Windows
3 22 (41.51%) VME
4 20 (37.74%) Windows Server
5 19 (35.85%) AIX
6 18 (33.96%) Linux
7 16 (30.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (30.19%) Solaris
7 16 (30.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 15 (28.30%) HPUX
8 15 (28.30%) VMS
9 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (5.66%) zOS
11 1 (1.89%) OS/390
11 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Change Management
2 23 (43.40%) ITIL
3 20 (37.74%) Service Management
4 17 (32.08%) Open Source
5 15 (28.30%) Data Management
5 15 (28.30%) ITIL V3
6 14 (26.42%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.43%) Actionable Insight
8 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.43%) Guerrilla Research
8 5 (9.43%) Statistics
9 4 (7.55%) Line Management
10 3 (5.66%) MVC
11 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
11 2 (3.77%) Runbook
11 2 (3.77%) Scorecard
11 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) JCL
2 18 (33.96%) C
3 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
3 16 (30.19%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.43%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) C#
6 2 (3.77%) PL/1
7 1 (1.89%) COBOL
7 1 (1.89%) Korn
7 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) Actionable Recommendations
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
3 2 (3.77%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 17 (32.08%) RACF
3 16 (30.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (37.74%) Tivoli
2 17 (32.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 6 (11.32%) Puppet
4 4 (7.55%) Control-M
5 2 (3.77%) CA Endevor
5 2 (3.77%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) BMC
1 16 (30.19%) HP
1 16 (30.19%) Red Hat
1 16 (30.19%) ServiceNow
2 7 (13.21%) IBM
3 6 (11.32%) Axway
3 6 (11.32%) Fujitsu
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.77%) Google
5 2 (3.77%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.89%) CA
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Twitter