Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 832 783
Rank change year-on-year -1 -49 +10
Contract jobs citing MVS 28 55 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.052% 0.096%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.24% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 62
UK median daily rate £518 £375 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.00% -27.33% +14.35%
10th Percentile £307 £263 £310
90th Percentile £636 £490 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £360 £530
% change year-on-year +18.06% -32.08% +55.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20695 23399 24398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.96% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13047 14730 14386
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £175 £205 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1229 1298 1927
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

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 18 October 2017.

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 10 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 18 October 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
England +13 28 £518 +38.00% 2
UK excluding London 0 15 £425 +18.06% 2
London +2 12 £575 +17.95%
North of England +65 8 £525 +47.89%
South East +9 6 £410 +26.15% 2
North West +34 5 £525 +14.88%
North East +60 2 £310 -6.42%
Midlands +25 1 £325 +41.30%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 with a requirement for MVS.

1 9 (32.14%) Mainframe
2 8 (28.57%) IBM
3 6 (21.43%) JCL
4 5 (17.86%) Software AG
4 5 (17.86%) NATURAL
4 5 (17.86%) Information Security
4 5 (17.86%) Adabas
4 5 (17.86%) Java
4 5 (17.86%) .NET
4 5 (17.86%) Fujitsu
4 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) ArcSight
4 5 (17.86%) SIEM
4 5 (17.86%) FireEye
5 4 (14.29%) React
5 4 (14.29%) Node.js
5 4 (14.29%) Release Management
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle
5 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.29%) Unix
5 4 (14.29%) SAS
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) EPoS
6 3 (10.71%) Finance
6 3 (10.71%) Cognos
6 3 (10.71%) SLA
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) Windows
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL
6 3 (10.71%) SQL

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 (14.29%) SAS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) CICS
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Adabas
2 3 (10.71%) SAS EBI
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (7.14%) DB2
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Easytrieve
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) git-flow
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) ArcSight Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Development Manager
4 2 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Programmer
4 2 (7.14%) SAS Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) EPoS Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Java Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) Node.js
2 4 (14.29%) React
3 2 (7.14%) ISPF
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) EPoS
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (10.71%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Windows NT
3 2 (7.14%) zOS
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Information Security
1 5 (17.86%) SIEM
2 4 (14.29%) Release Management
3 3 (10.71%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Open Source
3 3 (10.71%) SDLC
4 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Content Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) MVC
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) QMS
5 1 (3.57%) Records Management
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) JCL
2 5 (17.86%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) NATURAL
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) REXX
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) COBOL
6 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) R
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) CA Wily
1 2 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.57%) Perfmon
2 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) IBM
2 5 (17.86%) ArcSight
2 5 (17.86%) FireEye
2 5 (17.86%) Fujitsu
2 5 (17.86%) Software AG
3 4 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Cognos
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) BMC
5 2 (7.14%) CA
6 1 (3.57%) Google
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.57%) VMware