Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 816 864
Rank change year-on-year -57 +48 -61
Contract jobs citing MVS 15 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.030% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.070% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 19
UK median daily rate £325 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +40.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £101 £322 £215
90th Percentile £384 £630 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £525 £375
% change year-on-year -38.10% +40.00% -28.57%
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 21,326 19,809 24,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 20.72% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,297 12,480 15,380
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £177 £190 £208
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,468 1,137 1,292
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.63 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.21 £15.91 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.85% -3.56% +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 14 August 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 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 14 August 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 -46 15 £325 -38.10% 3
UK excluding London -28 14 £325 -38.10% 2
North of England -15 11 £350 -33.33% 1
North East 0 7 £350 +12.90%
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Midlands -6 2 £98 - 1
West Midlands -21 2 £98 - 1
North West -22 1 £463 -11.90%
London -28 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Unix
3 7 (46.67%) Middleware
3 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 7 (46.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (46.67%) VME
4 6 (40.00%) Axway
4 6 (40.00%) Fujitsu
4 6 (40.00%) Puppet
4 6 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (40.00%) HTTPS
4 6 (40.00%) SSL
5 5 (33.33%) SLA
5 5 (33.33%) Service Management
5 5 (33.33%) AIX
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) ITSM
6 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (20.00%) SSH
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) Statistics
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Gentran
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (20.00%) Validation

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 (46.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (20.00%) Gentran
4 1 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) HTTPS
1 6 (40.00%) SSL
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) SSH
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) SMS
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (13.33%) WLAN
4 1 (6.67%) FTP
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) GIS
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) BigQuery
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Operational Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Operations Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Middleware Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Unix Support
6 1 (6.67%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.67%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Unix
3 7 (46.67%) VME
4 5 (33.33%) AIX
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
7 2 (13.33%) zOS
8 1 (6.67%) HPUX
8 1 (6.67%) OS/390
8 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Statistics
4 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
5 2 (13.33%) Economics
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (13.33%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Axway
2 6 (40.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow