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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 601 612 599
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing VME 29 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.038% 0.029%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 10
Median daily rate £345 £416 £683
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% -39.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £375 £547
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £550 £712
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £418 £550
% change year-on-year
-17.36% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VME
UK

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
10626 11465 11620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.47% 21.68% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6883 6821 6711
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 901 999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £33.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +24 22 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands - 5 £330 -
North East -32 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
VME
UK

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 48 (84.21%) COBOL
2 22 (38.60%) Middleware
2 22 (38.60%) ICL
3 21 (36.84%) Tuxedo
4 16 (28.07%) Linux
5 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 12 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (19.30%) C
7 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
8 9 (15.79%) Migration
9 8 (14.04%) Micro Focus
9 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
10 7 (12.28%) Oracle
10 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
10 7 (12.28%) Eclipse
10 7 (12.28%) Subversion
10 7 (12.28%) Fujitsu
10 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
11 6 (10.53%) Degree
11 6 (10.53%) Unix
11 6 (10.53%) SQL
12 5 (8.77%) HP
12 5 (8.77%) Java
12 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
12 5 (8.77%) AIX
12 5 (8.77%) IDMS
12 5 (8.77%) Finance
12 5 (8.77%) 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 21 (36.84%) Tuxedo
2 3 (5.26%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) IDMS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Eclipse
1 7 (12.28%) Subversion
1 7 (12.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) General Ledger
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Developer
2 10 (17.54%) Architect
2 10 (17.54%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Middleware Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Senior Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Test Manager
5 5 (8.77%) C Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) COBOL Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Programmer
8 1 (1.75%) Applications Developer
8 1 (1.75%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.75%) IT Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) Migration Consultant
8 1 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (38.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Linux
2 8 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Unix
4 5 (8.77%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) MVS
5 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Test Strategy
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
4 5 (8.77%) Process Improvement
5 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
5 4 (7.02%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (7.02%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (7.02%) Network Design
5 4 (7.02%) Project Management
5 4 (7.02%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) ITSM
6 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL
7 2 (3.51%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (1.75%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 48 (84.21%) COBOL
2 11 (19.30%) C
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 5 (8.77%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.02%) C++
6 2 (3.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
1 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) ICL
2 8 (14.04%) Micro Focus
3 7 (12.28%) Fujitsu
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.77%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) IBM