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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 642 625
Rank change year-on-year +63 -17  
Contract jobs citing MVS 16 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.027% 0.041%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 16
Median daily rate £525 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -26.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £350 £525
% change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MVS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9504 12359 12526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.53% 22.11% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 7725 7106
Median daily rate £408 £387 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 689 1019
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MVS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 17 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +60 15 £525 +50.00% 2
North West +39 8 £525 +10.52%
Warrington - 8 £525 -
Cheshire - 8 £525 -
South East +17 3 £400 +3.89%
Surrey - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Scotland +30 1 - -
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
East Sussex +6 1 £400 -4.76%
Bedfordshire - 1 £500 -
Hove - 1 £400 -
London - 1 £390 - 2
Dudley - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £500 -
City of London - 1 £390 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (41.18%) Mainframe
2 12 (35.29%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 11 (32.35%) Unix
4 10 (29.41%) Windows
5 9 (26.47%) C
5 9 (26.47%) C#
5 9 (26.47%) .NET
5 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (23.53%) Information Security
6 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (23.53%) ArcSight
6 8 (23.53%) FireEye
6 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (20.59%) SIEM
7 7 (20.59%) VB
7 7 (20.59%) C++
7 7 (20.59%) ITIL
7 7 (20.59%) Linux
7 7 (20.59%) SAS
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
8 6 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (17.65%) MATLAB
8 6 (17.65%) Big Data
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014

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 (20.59%) SAS
2 4 (11.76%) CICS
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
3 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) IaaS
1 4 (11.76%) PaaS
1 4 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) FTP
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) LDAP
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) APPN
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) SNA
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) Big Data
2 6 (17.65%) Hadoop
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (14.71%) DB2
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.94%) SAS EBI
General
1 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) ArcSight Engineer
1 7 (20.59%) Security Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) SAS Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.82%) Deployment Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Deployment Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Applications Support
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Technologist
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.94%) ISPF
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Mainframe
2 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Unix
2 10 (29.41%) Windows
3 7 (20.59%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) AIX
4 3 (8.82%) zOS
5 2 (5.88%) VME
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.94%) OS/390
6 1 (2.94%) Solaris
6 1 (2.94%) VMS
6 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Information Security
3 7 (20.59%) ITIL
3 7 (20.59%) SIEM
4 6 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 4 (11.76%) Data Management
5 4 (11.76%) DevOps
5 4 (11.76%) Open Source
5 4 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.82%) Scrum
6 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.82%) Web Development
7 2 (5.88%) ITSM
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) C++
3 7 (20.59%) VB
4 6 (17.65%) MATLAB
4 6 (17.65%) R
4 6 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 4 (11.76%) COBOL
5 4 (11.76%) JCL
5 4 (11.76%) Perl
6 3 (8.82%) Python
6 3 (8.82%) Ruby
7 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.94%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) RACF
2 1 (2.94%) ACF2
2 1 (2.94%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (2.94%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (2.94%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) ArcSight
1 8 (23.53%) FireEye
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) CA
4 3 (8.82%) Sitecore
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