The table below looks at the statistics for VME skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ICL VME
UK / England
Rank 529 567 562
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -5
Contract jobs citing VME 41 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.058% 0.042%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 17
Median daily rate £450 £492 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% +49.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £378 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £680 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £492 £328
% change year-on-year
-8.44% +49.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
8685 9933 10532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.91% 21.34% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5528 5992 6265
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 773 883
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

VME
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VME as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the England region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
North West +19 21 £475 +5.43%
North East - 12 £375 -
East of England +11 7 £513 -6.81%
London - 1 £425 -
VME
UK

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VME also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VME.

1 39 (70.91%) COBOL
2 35 (63.64%) ICL
3 25 (45.45%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (36.36%) HP
4 20 (36.36%) StarTeam
5 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
5 18 (32.73%) Oracle
6 15 (27.27%) Linux
7 14 (25.45%) ITIL
7 14 (25.45%) TDD
8 13 (23.64%) Mainframe
9 12 (21.82%) Change Management
9 12 (21.82%) Data Management
10 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 11 (20.00%) SQL
11 10 (18.18%) Fujitsu
11 10 (18.18%) Problem Management
11 10 (18.18%) DevOps
12 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database
12 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
13 8 (14.55%) J2EE
13 8 (14.55%) WebLogic
13 8 (14.55%) OO
13 8 (14.55%) Service Management
13 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
13 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
14 7 (12.73%) IDMS
14 7 (12.73%) High Availability
14 7 (12.73%) Process Improvement

VME
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (14.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
2 1 (1.82%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) IaaS
2 4 (7.27%) PaaS
2 4 (7.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.73%) IDMS
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.64%) DB2
5 1 (1.82%) Ingres
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (36.36%) StarTeam
2 6 (10.91%) PVCS
3 2 (3.64%) CA Gen
General
1 3 (5.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Developer
2 10 (18.18%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Operations Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Lead Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Digital Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Digital Technical Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) DBA
7 3 (5.45%) Digital Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (3.64%) Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.64%) Configuration Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) J2EE
2 6 (10.91%) JSP
2 6 (10.91%) Servlets
2 6 (10.91%) XML
2 6 (10.91%) XML Schema
2 6 (10.91%) XSLT
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) Tandem
4 2 (3.64%) CMDB
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.27%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Unix
3 4 (7.27%) MVS
4 3 (5.45%) Windows
5 2 (3.64%) AIX
6 1 (1.82%) HPUX
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
2 14 (25.45%) ITIL
2 14 (25.45%) TDD
3 12 (21.82%) Change Management
3 12 (21.82%) Data Management
4 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 10 (18.18%) DevOps
5 10 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.55%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.55%) OO
7 8 (14.55%) Service Management
7 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.73%) High Availability
8 7 (12.73%) Process Improvement
8 7 (12.73%) Release Management
9 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (10.91%) Scrum
9 6 (10.91%) UML
Programming Languages
1 39 (70.91%) COBOL
2 11 (20.00%) SQL
3 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.27%) Java
5 3 (5.45%) C
5 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 2 (3.64%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) Ruby
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (45.45%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) ICL
2 20 (36.36%) HP
3 18 (32.73%) Oracle
4 10 (18.18%) Fujitsu
5 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) CA
6 2 (3.64%) Informatica
6 2 (3.64%) Pega
6 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) BEA
7 1 (1.82%) Brocade
7 1 (1.82%) Capita
7 1 (1.82%) EMC
7 1 (1.82%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.82%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.82%) webMethods