Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 844 781
Rank change year-on-year +14 -63 +30
Contract jobs citing MVS 34 42 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.040% 0.096%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.18% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 69
UK median daily rate £525 £376 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.81% -27.44% +18.29%
10th Percentile £328 £226 £310
90th Percentile £630 £490 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £375 £530
% change year-on-year +40.00% -29.25% +55.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.00

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 20416 23440 24696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.12% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12821 14770 14530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £183 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1259 1938
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.46% +4.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.06 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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 25 September 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 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 25 September 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 +36 34 £525 +39.81% 2
UK excluding London +40 20 £525 +40.00% 1
London +3 13 £573 +23.12% 1
North of England +61 11 £525 +49.89% 1
North West +37 8 £525 +10.53% 1
South East +25 8 £410 -
North East +58 2 £310 +9.73%
West Midlands +31 1 - -
Midlands +26 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 9 (26.47%) Mainframe
2 8 (23.53%) IBM
2 8 (23.53%) Information Security
2 8 (23.53%) ArcSight
2 8 (23.53%) SIEM
2 8 (23.53%) FireEye
3 6 (17.65%) Windows
4 5 (14.71%) Software AG
4 5 (14.71%) NATURAL
4 5 (14.71%) JCL
4 5 (14.71%) Linux
4 5 (14.71%) Adabas
4 5 (14.71%) Java
4 5 (14.71%) .NET
4 5 (14.71%) Unix
4 5 (14.71%) Fujitsu
4 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) Release Management
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
5 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.76%) SAS
5 4 (11.76%) EPoS
5 4 (11.76%) SLA
5 4 (11.76%) Node.js
5 4 (11.76%) React
6 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 3 (8.82%) SDLC
6 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland

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 4 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) CICS
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) NAS
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Adabas
2 3 (8.82%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) SAS EBI
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) git-flow
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (8.82%) Banking
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) ArcSight Engineer
1 8 (23.53%) Security Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Development Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) SAS Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) Node.js
2 4 (11.76%) React
3 2 (5.88%) ISPF
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) WCF
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Mainframe
2 4 (11.76%) EPoS
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) zOS
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.88%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Information Security
1 8 (23.53%) SIEM
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Release Management
3 3 (8.82%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (8.82%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) SDLC
4 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Scrum
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) OO
5 1 (2.94%) OOD
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
5 1 (2.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Java
1 5 (14.71%) JCL
1 5 (14.71%) NATURAL
2 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.82%) SQL
4 2 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) REXX
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C++
5 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) R
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.94%) RACF
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) CA Wily
1 2 (5.88%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.94%) vRealize
2 1 (2.94%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) ArcSight
1 8 (23.53%) FireEye
1 8 (23.53%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) Fujitsu
2 5 (14.71%) Software AG
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) Cognos
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) BMC
5 2 (5.88%) CA
6 1 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.94%) VMware