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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 569 562 567
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing VME 20 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.030% 0.008%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.13% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
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£416 £683 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.01% +468.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-24.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
11517 11452 10932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.67% 22.76% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6844 6611 6223
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 995 966
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.73 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -15 13 £425 -22.72%
North West - 7 £400 -
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VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 57 (64.77%) COBOL
2 40 (45.45%) Mainframe
3 38 (43.18%) Migration
4 35 (39.77%) Relational Database
5 21 (23.86%) UNIX
6 20 (22.73%) Automated Testing
6 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 18 (20.45%) QA
7 18 (20.45%) RDBMS
8 17 (19.32%) Tuxedo
8 17 (19.32%) Data Conversion
9 15 (17.05%) SQL
10 13 (14.77%) Java
10 13 (14.77%) Data Modelling
10 13 (14.77%) Middleware
10 13 (14.77%) Test Scripting
11 11 (12.50%) Integration Testing
12 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
12 10 (11.36%) Finance
12 10 (11.36%) Linux
13 9 (10.23%) Test Strategy
13 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (10.23%) ICL
14 8 (9.09%) CRM
14 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
14 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
15 7 (7.95%) HP
15 7 (7.95%) Workflow
15 7 (7.95%) Micro Focus

VME
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (19.32%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.14%) TPMS
2 1 (1.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (39.77%) Relational Database
2 18 (20.45%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.95%) IDMS
3 7 (7.95%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.55%) OLTP
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) Architect
2 16 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 12 (13.64%) Analyst
4 10 (11.36%) Technical Architect
5 8 (9.09%) COBOL Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Environment Manager
7 6 (6.82%) Technical Leader
7 6 (6.82%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (6.82%) Applications Architect
8 5 (5.68%) Developer
9 3 (3.41%) Author
9 3 (3.41%) Technical Author
10 2 (2.27%) Tester
10 2 (2.27%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.27%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.27%) Middleware Architect
11 1 (1.14%) Cloud Architect
11 1 (1.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 1 (1.14%) Senior COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) Middleware
2 4 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) J2EE
3 1 (1.14%) SOAP
3 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.14%) Java SE
3 1 (1.14%) Java EE
3 1 (1.14%) Java EE 5
3 1 (1.14%) JPA
3 1 (1.14%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 17 (19.32%) Data Conversion
3 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.86%) UNIX
2 10 (11.36%) Linux
3 7 (7.95%) MVS
4 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.55%) AIX
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.18%) Migration
2 20 (22.73%) Automated Testing
3 13 (14.77%) Data Modelling
3 13 (14.77%) Test Scripting
4 11 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.23%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.09%) CRM
8 7 (7.95%) Supplier Management
8 7 (7.95%) Workflow
8 7 (7.95%) Open Source
9 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.68%) User Stories
10 5 (5.68%) Validation
11 4 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (4.55%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (64.77%) COBOL
2 15 (17.05%) SQL
3 13 (14.77%) Java
4 7 (7.95%) Scala
5 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.14%) VB
5 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.82%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) OCAJ
4 1 (1.14%) OCP
4 1 (1.14%) OCA
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) ICL
2 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.95%) HP
3 7 (7.95%) Micro Focus
4 5 (5.68%) Oracle
4 5 (5.68%) IBM
5 4 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.27%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.14%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (1.14%) SAP