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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL VME
Rank 573 549 560
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing VME 11 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.094% 0.046% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£693 £108 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+544.18% -60.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £98 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £717 £118 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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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
11736 10916 10954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.24% 22.99% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6941 6277 5774
Average daily rate £351 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.31% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1023 955 1112
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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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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 - 5 £550 -
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VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 21 (75.00%) Middleware
1 21 (75.00%) Open Source
2 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) COBOL
3 12 (42.86%) Java
3 12 (42.86%) ICL
4 11 (39.29%) Scala
4 11 (39.29%) NoSQL
4 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 11 (39.29%) UNIX
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 11 (39.29%) MVS
5 10 (35.71%) Migration
6 9 (32.14%) Fujitsu
7 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
8 7 (25.00%) Mainframe
8 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) CRM
9 6 (21.43%) UML
9 6 (21.43%) RAD
9 6 (21.43%) SSADM
9 6 (21.43%) DSDM
9 6 (21.43%) HP
9 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
9 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (17.86%) Ruby
10 5 (17.86%) Workflow
10 5 (17.86%) Python
10 5 (17.86%) .NET

VME
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) VoIP
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) NoSQL
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Digital Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Java Architect
5 1 (3.57%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) Middleware
2 5 (17.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (75.00%) Open Source
2 7 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) UNIX
1 11 (39.29%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Migration
3 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 7 (25.00%) CRM
5 6 (21.43%) UML
5 6 (21.43%) RAD
5 6 (21.43%) SSADM
5 6 (21.43%) DSDM
5 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
6 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (17.86%) Workflow
7 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.14%) BCP
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) COBOL
2 12 (42.86%) Java
3 11 (39.29%) Scala
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Ruby
4 5 (17.86%) Python
4 5 (17.86%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) ICL
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) Fujitsu
4 6 (21.43%) HP