Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 797 828
Rank change year-on-year -52 +31 +5
Contract jobs citing MVS 33 39 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.043% 0.053%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 22
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +25.00% -34.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -8.57% +25.00% -35.48%
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 20,826 18,819 23,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.67% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,164 11,898 14,497
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £206
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,346 1,132 1,369
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.94% +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 27 May 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 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 27 May 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 -41 33 £400 -8.57%
UK excluding London -20 31 £400 -8.57%
North of England -2 29 £400 -23.81%
North East +26 26 £400 +23.08%
North West -22 3 £395 -24.76%
East of England +1 1 £325 -35.00%
South East -26 1 - -
London -61 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 25 (75.76%) Unix
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) VME
3 20 (60.61%) Windows Server
3 20 (60.61%) Service Management
3 20 (60.61%) Tivoli
3 20 (60.61%) ITIL
4 19 (57.58%) AIX
4 19 (57.58%) JCL
4 19 (57.58%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 19 (57.58%) ISPF
5 18 (54.55%) VSAM
5 18 (54.55%) C
5 18 (54.55%) Linux
6 17 (51.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 17 (51.52%) RACF
6 17 (51.52%) Change Management
6 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
6 17 (51.52%) PowerShell
6 17 (51.52%) Open Source
6 17 (51.52%) PaaS
6 17 (51.52%) IaaS
7 16 (48.48%) ServiceNow
7 16 (48.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 16 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (48.48%) Shell Script
7 16 (48.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
7 16 (48.48%) Solaris
7 16 (48.48%) HP

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 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.06%) CICS
3 2 (6.06%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) IaaS
1 17 (51.52%) PaaS
2 16 (48.48%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) HTTPS
1 6 (18.18%) SSL
2 3 (9.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) BigQuery
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Analyst
2 15 (45.45%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (36.36%) Support Analyst
4 9 (27.27%) Operational Support Analyst
4 9 (27.27%) Operations Support Analyst
5 7 (21.21%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
8 2 (6.06%) Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Mainframe Support
8 2 (6.06%) MVS Support
8 2 (6.06%) Unix Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Unix Support
8 2 (6.06%) Unix Support Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 1 (3.03%) CICS Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Digital Performance Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) ISPF
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) VSAM
2 17 (51.52%) Management Information System
3 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Fintech
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Unix
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) VME
3 20 (60.61%) Windows Server
4 19 (57.58%) AIX
5 18 (54.55%) Linux
6 16 (48.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (48.48%) Solaris
6 16 (48.48%) Windows 2000 Server
7 15 (45.45%) HPUX
7 15 (45.45%) VMS
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.03%) OS/390
9 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) ITIL
1 20 (60.61%) Service Management
2 17 (51.52%) Change Management
2 17 (51.52%) Open Source
3 15 (45.45%) Data Management
3 15 (45.45%) ITIL V3
4 14 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
6 5 (15.15%) Statistics
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.03%) ITSM
8 1 (3.03%) MVC
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.03%) Project Management
8 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) JCL
2 18 (54.55%) C
3 17 (51.52%) PowerShell
4 16 (48.48%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) PL/1
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 17 (51.52%) RACF
3 16 (48.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) Tivoli
2 17 (51.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 6 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) BMC
1 16 (48.48%) HP
1 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
1 16 (48.48%) ServiceNow
2 7 (21.21%) IBM
3 6 (18.18%) Axway
3 6 (18.18%) Fujitsu
4 2 (6.06%) Google
4 2 (6.06%) Syncsort
5 1 (3.03%) CA
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Twitter