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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL VME
Rank 561 557 533
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -24
Contract jobs citing VME 19 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.002% 0.028%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% 0.009% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 12
Average daily rate
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£328 £95 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+245.40% -66.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £95 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £95 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 - £288
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
11904 11057 10211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.82% 23.25% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7151 6338 5493
Average daily rate £363 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 1018 1043
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 - 13 £330 -
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VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (60.00%) COBOL
2 18 (51.43%) Java
3 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 16 (45.71%) UNIX
4 15 (42.86%) Middleware
5 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (40.00%) Open Source
6 11 (31.43%) MVS
6 11 (31.43%) Migration
6 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
7 10 (28.57%) NoSQL
7 10 (28.57%) Scala
8 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
9 7 (20.00%) Micro Focus
9 7 (20.00%) CRM
10 6 (17.14%) RAD
10 6 (17.14%) SSADM
10 6 (17.14%) DSDM
10 6 (17.14%) UML
10 6 (17.14%) Mainframe
10 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
10 6 (17.14%) ICL
11 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (14.29%) Ruby
11 5 (14.29%) Workflow
11 5 (14.29%) C#
11 5 (14.29%) C++
11 5 (14.29%) .NET
11 5 (14.29%) Python

VME
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) VoIP
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.86%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Architect
2 12 (34.29%) Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Digital Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Applications Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) COBOL Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Applications Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Java Technical Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.86%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) Middleware
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) SOAP
3 2 (5.71%) JPA
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) Java SE
4 1 (2.86%) Java EE
4 1 (2.86%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Open Source
2 6 (17.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) UNIX
2 11 (31.43%) MVS
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) Migration
3 7 (20.00%) CRM
4 6 (17.14%) UML
4 6 (17.14%) RAD
4 6 (17.14%) SSADM
4 6 (17.14%) DSDM
4 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
5 5 (14.29%) Workflow
5 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (5.71%) DevOps
8 2 (5.71%) System Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) COBOL
2 18 (51.43%) Java
3 16 (45.71%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) Scala
5 5 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) C++
5 5 (14.29%) Python
5 5 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) OCP
3 1 (2.86%) OCA
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.86%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Micro Focus
3 6 (17.14%) ICL
4 4 (11.43%) Fujitsu
5 3 (8.57%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (2.86%) Borland