Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 823 772
Rank change year-on-year -12 -51 +74
Contract jobs citing MVS 39 59 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.057% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.27% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 73
UK median daily rate £500 £395 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.58% -21.78% +50.75%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £302
90th Percentile £651 £490 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £375 £518
% change year-on-year -8.53% -27.54% +88.18%
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 21482 21802 24180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 21.12% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13709 13740 14347
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £186
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1267 1292 1893
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.20 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.46 £16.07
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.78% +1.23%

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 13 December 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 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 13 December 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 -20 39 £500 +26.58%
London -12 25 £570 +16.33%
UK excluding London -8 13 £343 -8.53%
South East -23 8 £375 -0.33%
North of England +47 4 £343 -3.38%
Yorkshire - 4 £343 -
Midlands +18 1 £325 +41.30%
East Midlands - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 8 (20.51%) JCL
1 8 (20.51%) Mainframe
1 8 (20.51%) Change Management
1 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
3 6 (15.38%) Unix
3 6 (15.38%) IBM
3 6 (15.38%) Finance
4 5 (12.82%) NATURAL
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) Software AG
4 5 (12.82%) Adabas
4 5 (12.82%) Fujitsu
4 5 (12.82%) Guerrilla Research
4 5 (12.82%) Actionable Insight
4 5 (12.82%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (10.26%) Line Management
5 4 (10.26%) React
5 4 (10.26%) Node.js
5 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 4 (10.26%) EPoS
5 4 (10.26%) NHS
5 4 (10.26%) Control-M
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.26%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) Java
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server

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 (7.69%) SAS
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) CICS
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Adabas
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Power BI
3 3 (7.69%) SAS EBI
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.13%) DB2
5 1 (2.56%) Easytrieve
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) git-flow
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Local Government
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) User Researcher
3 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Programme Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Senior User Researcher
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Development Manager
4 3 (7.69%) MVS Support
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Transformation
5 2 (5.13%) Programmer
5 2 (5.13%) SAS Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.56%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.26%) Node.js
2 4 (10.26%) React
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 3 (7.69%) jQuery
3 3 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) WCF
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Mainframe
2 4 (10.26%) EPoS
2 4 (10.26%) NHS
3 2 (5.13%) VSAM
4 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) zOS
4 1 (2.56%) Solaris
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (20.51%) Change Management
2 5 (12.82%) Actionable Insight
2 5 (12.82%) Guerrilla Research
3 4 (10.26%) Line Management
3 4 (10.26%) MVC
4 3 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) Open Source
4 3 (7.69%) Release Management
4 3 (7.69%) SDLC
5 2 (5.13%) Innovative Thinking
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Runbook
5 2 (5.13%) Scorecard
5 2 (5.13%) Scrum
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) Data Security
6 1 (2.56%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) JCL
2 5 (12.82%) NATURAL
3 4 (10.26%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) COBOL
4 1 (2.56%) Korn
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (5.13%) ISO 8583
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Control-M
2 2 (5.13%) CA Endevor
2 2 (5.13%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) IBM
2 5 (12.82%) Fujitsu
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Software AG
3 3 (7.69%) Cognos
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.56%) VMware