Period
to 19 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 829 886 848
Rank change year-on-year +57 -38 +46
Contract jobs citing MVS 11 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.060% 0.080% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 24
UK median daily rate £265 £325 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.46% -38.10% +40.00%
10th Percentile £258 £101 £322
90th Percentile £416 £384 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £325 £525
% change year-on-year -18.46% -38.10% +40.00%
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 18,462 21,289 20,046
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.48% 20.83% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,552 13,254 12,600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £151 £178 £190
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,224 1,474 1,149
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

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 19 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +50 11 £265 -18.46% 2
UK excluding London +24 11 £265 -18.46% 5
South East - 8 £265 - 1
Midlands +28 1 £400 +310.26%
West Midlands +26 1 £400 +310.26%
North of England +19 1 - -
East of England +19 1 £375 +15.38% 1
North West +14 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 7 (63.64%) CICS
2 7 (63.64%) JCL
2 7 (63.64%) DB2
2 7 (63.64%) IBM
3 6 (54.55%) COBOL
3 6 (54.55%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) VSAM
3 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) FMCG
4 5 (45.45%) Retail
4 5 (45.45%) Tivoli
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Control-M
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (9.09%) TestNG
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Gradle
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills

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 (63.64%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Appium
1 1 (9.09%) Gradle
1 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) TestNG
General
1 5 (45.45%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Operator
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 6 (54.55%) VSAM
3 5 (45.45%) FMCG
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows NT
2 1 (9.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) User Stories
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JCL
2 6 (54.55%) COBOL
2 6 (54.55%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (9.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Tivoli
2 2 (18.18%) Control-M
3 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) CA
2 1 (9.09%) Compuware
2 1 (9.09%) Micro Focus
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy