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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 620 614
Rank change year-on-year +34 -6  
Contract jobs citing MVS 14 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.17% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Median daily rate £525 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -3.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £385 £448
% change year-on-year +36.36% -13.96%  
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 9398 11612 11688
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.64% 21.45% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 7236 6633
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 684 978
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +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 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 15 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 30 March 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 +42 13 £525 +36.36% 3
Warrington - 6 £525 -
Cheshire - 6 £525 -
North West - 6 £525 -
South East +9 3 £400 +3.89% 1
Surrey +6 2 - -
East of England +3 2 £500 -
Staines - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 -
Scotland +22 1 - -
Edinburgh +17 1 - -
East Sussex +8 1 £400 -4.76%
Hove - 1 £400 -
Dudley - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 23 (43.40%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) Windows
3 20 (37.74%) Mainframe
4 17 (32.08%) ITIL
4 17 (32.08%) Unix
5 15 (28.30%) C
5 15 (28.30%) Oracle
5 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
7 13 (24.53%) PRINCE2
7 13 (24.53%) DB2
7 13 (24.53%) Linux
8 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
8 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (20.75%) VB
9 11 (20.75%) C++
9 11 (20.75%) COBOL
10 10 (18.87%) C#
10 10 (18.87%) .NET
10 10 (18.87%) CA
10 10 (18.87%) JCL
10 10 (18.87%) DevOps
11 9 (16.98%) Problem Management
11 9 (16.98%) AIX
11 9 (16.98%) SLA
12 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
12 8 (15.09%) SAS
12 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
12 8 (15.09%) Middleware
12 8 (15.09%) zOS

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 8 (15.09%) SAS
1 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
2 7 (13.21%) Tuxedo
3 5 (9.43%) CICS
3 5 (9.43%) JBoss
3 5 (9.43%) WildFly
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.77%) CMS
6 2 (3.77%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.89%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.89%) Commerce Server 2007
7 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.09%) IaaS
1 8 (15.09%) PaaS
1 8 (15.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) FTP
2 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) APPN
3 2 (3.77%) LDAP
3 2 (3.77%) SNA
3 2 (3.77%) SSL
4 1 (1.89%) Firewall
4 1 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (1.89%) SAN
4 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) DB2
2 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
4 7 (13.21%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (11.32%) Big Data
5 6 (11.32%) Hadoop
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.89%) Ingres
8 1 (1.89%) MySQL
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) CA Gen
2 1 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Developer
3 6 (11.32%) DBA
4 5 (9.43%) ArcSight Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (9.43%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) SAS Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.66%) Deployment Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Unix Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) Middleware
3 7 (13.21%) HTML
4 4 (7.55%) XML
5 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.77%) ISPF
6 2 (3.77%) Web Services
7 1 (1.89%) ADO.NET
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.89%) CSS
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.89%) J2EE
7 1 (1.89%) jQuery
7 1 (1.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Mainframe
2 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.32%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) DataPower
5 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) PDA
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Unix
3 13 (24.53%) Linux
4 9 (16.98%) AIX
5 8 (15.09%) zOS
6 6 (11.32%) HPUX
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.43%) Windows NT
8 4 (7.55%) VME
9 2 (3.77%) OS/390
9 2 (3.77%) Solaris
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.89%) VMS
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) ITIL
2 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) PRINCE2
4 10 (18.87%) DevOps
5 9 (16.98%) Problem Management
6 8 (15.09%) Change Management
6 8 (15.09%) Open Source
6 8 (15.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Data Management
7 7 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (11.32%) Information Security
9 5 (9.43%) High Availability
9 5 (9.43%) SIEM
10 4 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (7.55%) Resource Management
11 3 (5.66%) Migration
11 3 (5.66%) Scrum
11 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
11 3 (5.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (43.40%) Java
2 15 (28.30%) C
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
4 11 (20.75%) C++
4 11 (20.75%) COBOL
4 11 (20.75%) VB
5 10 (18.87%) C#
5 10 (18.87%) JCL
6 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
7 6 (11.32%) MATLAB
7 6 (11.32%) R
8 5 (9.43%) VC++
9 4 (7.55%) Perl
10 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
10 3 (5.66%) Python
10 3 (5.66%) Ruby
11 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.77%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) ACF2
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (3.77%) RACF
1 2 (3.77%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Tivoli
2 5 (9.43%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Oracle
2 10 (18.87%) CA
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.21%) TIBCO
5 6 (11.32%) ArcSight
5 6 (11.32%) FireEye
5 6 (11.32%) IBM
6 3 (5.66%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.89%) Brocade
7 1 (1.89%) EMC
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) VMware
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