Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 812 765
Rank change year-on-year -8 -47 +52
Contract jobs citing MVS 56 58 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.060% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 50
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -21.78% +48.53%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £588 £490 £671
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £505
% change year-on-year +6.67% -25.74% +83.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.00

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 20,798 20,526 23,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.12% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,264 12,890 13,641
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +3.99% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,259 1,281 1,814
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88% +3.13%

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 January 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 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 January 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 +6 56 £400 +3.83% 4
UK excluding London -8 33 £400 +6.67% 4
North of England +50 26 £400 +14.29% 4
London -20 21 £510 +4.08%
North East +58 20 £400 +14.29% 3
South East -39 6 £250 -33.55%
Yorkshire - 4 £343 -
North West - 2 £385 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 27 (48.21%) JCL
2 25 (44.64%) Change Management
3 23 (41.07%) Unix
4 20 (35.71%) Windows
4 20 (35.71%) ITIL
4 20 (35.71%) Linux
4 20 (35.71%) VSAM
5 19 (33.93%) ISPF
5 19 (33.93%) Tivoli
5 19 (33.93%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 18 (32.14%) C
6 18 (32.14%) Service Management
7 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
7 17 (30.36%) Solaris
7 17 (30.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 17 (30.36%) RACF
7 17 (30.36%) Open Source
7 17 (30.36%) PaaS
7 17 (30.36%) Windows Server
8 16 (28.57%) SaaS
8 16 (28.57%) IaaS
8 16 (28.57%) ServiceNow
8 16 (28.57%) Shell Script
8 16 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
8 16 (28.57%) BMC
8 16 (28.57%) HP
8 16 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 16 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (28.57%) VME

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 3 (5.36%) CICS
2 2 (3.57%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.36%) PaaS
2 16 (28.57%) IaaS
2 16 (28.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) NAS
1 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Adabas
2 4 (7.14%) DB2
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Power BI
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.79%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) git-flow
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Local Government
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Operations Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Support Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Developer
4 7 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (10.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) MVS Support
6 5 (8.93%) Operational Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Operations Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) User Researcher
7 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Programme Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Senior User Researcher
8 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Administrator
9 2 (3.57%) Mainframe Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Programmer
9 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) ISPF
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (5.36%) jQuery
4 3 (5.36%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) WCF
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.71%) VSAM
2 15 (26.79%) Management Information System
3 14 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (17.86%) Mainframe
5 4 (7.14%) NHS
6 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Unix
2 20 (35.71%) Linux
2 20 (35.71%) Windows
3 17 (30.36%) Solaris
3 17 (30.36%) Windows Server
4 16 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (28.57%) VME
4 16 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 15 (26.79%) AIX
5 15 (26.79%) HPUX
5 15 (26.79%) VMS
6 2 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Change Management
2 20 (35.71%) ITIL
3 18 (32.14%) Service Management
4 17 (30.36%) Open Source
5 15 (26.79%) Data Management
5 15 (26.79%) ITIL V3
6 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.93%) Actionable Insight
7 5 (8.93%) Guerrilla Research
8 4 (7.14%) Line Management
8 4 (7.14%) MVC
9 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.57%) Migration
9 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.57%) Runbook
9 2 (3.57%) Scorecard
9 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.57%) Statistics
10 1 (1.79%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) JCL
2 18 (32.14%) C
3 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
4 16 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.93%) NATURAL
6 4 (7.14%) C#
6 4 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (3.57%) COBOL
7 2 (3.57%) PL/1
8 1 (1.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (3.57%) ISO 8583
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 17 (30.36%) RACF
3 16 (28.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) Tivoli
2 17 (30.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (7.14%) Control-M
4 2 (3.57%) CA Endevor
4 2 (3.57%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) BMC
1 16 (28.57%) HP
1 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 16 (28.57%) ServiceNow
2 6 (10.71%) IBM
3 5 (8.93%) Fujitsu
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) Software AG
4 2 (3.57%) Syncsort
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter
5 1 (1.79%) VMware