The table below looks at the statistics for VME skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 505 543 520
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -23
Contract jobs citing VME 74 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.021% 0.009%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 0.093% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 8 1
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£381 £368 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -15.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £363 £435
% change year-on-year
+5.10% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10969 10762 9218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.30% 22.43% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6423 6209 5025
Average daily rate £365 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 981 950
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

VME
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VME across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VME Jobs Demand Trend in England

VME
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VME across the England region.

VME Daily Rate Trend in England

VME
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VME across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

VME Daily Rate Histogram in England

VME
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VME across the England region.

VME Hourly Rate Trend in England

VME
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North East +23 44 £375 +1.83%
North West - 30 £400 - 1
VME
UK

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VME also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VME.

1 59 (62.11%) COBOL
2 47 (49.47%) Migration
3 45 (47.37%) Mainframe
4 37 (38.95%) Relational Database
5 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
6 21 (22.11%) Java
6 21 (22.11%) UNIX
7 19 (20.00%) SQL
7 19 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 18 (18.95%) RDBMS
9 16 (16.84%) Tuxedo
9 16 (16.84%) Data Conversion
10 15 (15.79%) Finance
11 14 (14.74%) ICL
12 13 (13.68%) QA
12 13 (13.68%) Integration Testing
12 13 (13.68%) Test Scripting
12 13 (13.68%) Linux
13 11 (11.58%) Middleware
13 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (8.42%) Micro Focus
14 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
14 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
14 8 (8.42%) Test Strategy
15 7 (7.37%) Scala
15 7 (7.37%) Open Source
15 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
15 7 (7.37%) Workflow
15 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management

VME
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VME also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VME. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (16.84%) Tuxedo
2 3 (3.16%) TPMS
3 2 (2.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (38.95%) Relational Database
2 18 (18.95%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.05%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.05%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Architect
2 19 (20.00%) Analyst
3 15 (15.79%) Test Manager
4 14 (14.74%) COBOL Analyst
5 11 (11.58%) Technical Architect
5 11 (11.58%) Technical Leader
6 10 (10.53%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.37%) Applications Architect
8 6 (6.32%) Environment Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Author
9 3 (3.16%) Technical Author
10 2 (2.11%) Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Tester
10 2 (2.11%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Programmer
10 2 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.11%) Java Programmer
10 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.11%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) Middleware
2 2 (2.11%) J2EE
2 2 (2.11%) SOAP
2 2 (2.11%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) Java SE
2 2 (2.11%) Java EE
2 2 (2.11%) Java EE 5
2 2 (2.11%) JPA
3 1 (1.05%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (47.37%) Mainframe
2 16 (16.84%) Data Conversion
3 7 (7.37%) Open Source
4 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.16%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.05%) Economics
8 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) UNIX
2 13 (13.68%) Linux
3 7 (7.37%) MVS
4 4 (4.21%) Windows
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) Migration
2 19 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 13 (13.68%) Integration Testing
3 13 (13.68%) Test Scripting
4 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.42%) Test Strategy
6 7 (7.37%) Workflow
6 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.37%) CRM
6 7 (7.37%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 5 (5.26%) Validation
7 5 (5.26%) Project Management
8 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.21%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.21%) Supplier Management
8 4 (4.21%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (62.11%) COBOL
2 21 (22.11%) Java
3 19 (20.00%) SQL
4 7 (7.37%) Scala
5 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (2.11%) OCP
4 2 (2.11%) OCA
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.11%) OCAJ
5 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) ICL
2 8 (8.42%) Micro Focus
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.26%) Fujitsu
4 4 (4.21%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.05%) SAP
6 1 (1.05%) IBM
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