Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 886 847 844
Rank change year-on-year -39 -3 -60
Contract jobs citing MVS 14 29 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.029% 0.053%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.065% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 34
UK median daily rate £325 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +40.00% -27.33%
10th Percentile £94 £309 £262
90th Percentile £475 £634 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £360
% change year-on-year -23.53% +18.06% -32.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 21,501 20,687 23,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.85% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,289 13,038 14,667
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £164 £176 £205
90th Percentile £608 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,520 1,231 1,299
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% +5.03% -

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 16 October 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 11 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 16 October 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 -20 14 £325 -38.10% 1
UK excluding London -35 12 £325 -23.53% 1
North of England -27 5 - -
Yorkshire -19 4 - -
South East -8 2 £325 -20.73%
Midlands -14 2 £98 -70.00% 1
London -22 2 £575 -
South West - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £98 - 1
North East +3 1 - -
East of England - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (50.00%) Middleware
3 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 6 (42.86%) SLA
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) C
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) GIS
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) SSH
5 4 (28.57%) Gentran
5 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
6 3 (21.43%) IaaS
6 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (21.43%) VirtualBox
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Xen
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) SaaS
6 3 (21.43%) PaaS
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Service Management
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) ITSM
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) AIX
6 3 (21.43%) DB2
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL

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 4 (28.57%) Gentran
2 2 (14.29%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) IaaS
1 3 (21.43%) PaaS
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SSH
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (14.29%) WLAN
4 1 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
2 3 (21.43%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) T24 Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) Material Design
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.14%) HPUX
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) VME
6 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
1 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Economics
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 2 (14.29%) UML
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C
2 2 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) COBIT
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VirtualBox
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) Xen
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) Temenos
4 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow