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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 606 602 607
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing VME 18 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.19% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
Median daily rate £320 £418 £693
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.29% -39.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £311 £541
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £558 £717
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £415 £550
% change year-on-year
-22.83% -24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75
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
10488 11280 11803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.18% 21.43% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6709 6729 6957
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 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 893 1045
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
West Midlands -20 9 £303 +21.00%
North West +14 8 £320 -23.75%
South East - 1 - -
VME
UK

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 47 (87.04%) COBOL
2 22 (40.74%) ICL
3 21 (38.89%) Middleware
4 18 (33.33%) Tuxedo
5 16 (29.63%) Linux
6 11 (20.37%) C
6 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
6 11 (20.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (18.52%) SQL
7 10 (18.52%) Oracle
8 9 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 9 (16.67%) Unix
9 8 (14.81%) Migration
9 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.96%) Process Improvement
10 7 (12.96%) Subversion
10 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
10 7 (12.96%) Java
10 7 (12.96%) Eclipse
10 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
11 6 (11.11%) Fujitsu
12 5 (9.26%) Degree
12 5 (9.26%) Finance
12 5 (9.26%) Micro Focus
12 5 (9.26%) AIX
12 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.26%) IDMS
13 4 (7.41%) Financial Modelling

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 18 (33.33%) Tuxedo
2 2 (3.70%) TPMS
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) IDMS
2 2 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Eclipse
1 7 (12.96%) Subversion
1 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) CA Gen
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) General Ledger
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (59.26%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) COBOL Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Middleware Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 5 (9.26%) C Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Technical Leader
7 4 (7.41%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.41%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) C Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.85%) COBOL Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Linux Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Mainframe Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Senior COBOL Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Subject Matter Expert
9 1 (1.85%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) Unix
3 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.26%) AIX
5 1 (1.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Test Strategy
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 7 (12.96%) Process Improvement
4 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.41%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (7.41%) Network Design
5 4 (7.41%) Project Management
6 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.56%) ITSM
6 3 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.70%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (87.04%) COBOL
2 11 (20.37%) C
3 10 (18.52%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.96%) Java
6 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) C#
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) BPSS Clearance
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) ICL
2 10 (18.52%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.11%) Fujitsu
5 5 (9.26%) Micro Focus
6 4 (7.41%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) Informatica
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.70%) Pega
8 1 (1.85%) BEA
8 1 (1.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.85%) webMethods