The table below looks at the statistics for VME skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 31 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing VME 16 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.62% 4.38% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.80% 15.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 0
Median daily rate £300 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VME
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
125 130 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.28% 28.45% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 81 65
Median daily rate £375 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £620 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 29
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -38.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

VME
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing VME as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

VME Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VME
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VME across the Lancashire region.

VME Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

VME
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VME across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

VME Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

VME
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VME across the Lancashire region.

VME Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

VME
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
Blackpool -10 9 £298 -25.62%
Lytham St Annes - 5 £300 -
VME
North West

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for VME.

1 44 (97.78%) COBOL
2 33 (73.33%) Tuxedo
3 31 (68.89%) Linux
4 25 (55.56%) Micro Focus
5 24 (53.33%) Red Hat
6 22 (48.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (44.44%) Oracle
7 20 (44.44%) Migration
8 19 (42.22%) Middleware
9 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (33.33%) Mainframe
11 14 (31.11%) Project Management
11 14 (31.11%) Finance
11 14 (31.11%) Waterfall
12 13 (28.89%) Risk Management
13 11 (24.44%) C
14 10 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
15 9 (20.00%) ICL
16 8 (17.78%) Supplier Management
16 8 (17.78%) Subversion
16 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
16 8 (17.78%) Unix
16 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
17 7 (15.56%) Fujitsu
18 6 (13.33%) Test Management
18 6 (13.33%) TPMS
18 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
18 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
18 6 (13.33%) VMware

VME
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 33 (73.33%) Tuxedo
2 6 (13.33%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Eclipse
1 8 (17.78%) Subversion
1 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
4 6 (13.33%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Test Assurance Manager
4 6 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 5 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C Programmer
7 3 (6.67%) Programmer
7 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Technical Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 6 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Linux
2 22 (48.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (17.78%) Unix
4 5 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Migration
2 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.11%) Project Management
3 14 (31.11%) Waterfall
4 13 (28.89%) Risk Management
5 8 (17.78%) Supplier Management
6 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (13.33%) SOA
6 6 (13.33%) Test Management
7 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 5 (11.11%) DevOps
7 5 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (11.11%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (8.89%) SABSA
8 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.89%) TOGAF
8 4 (8.89%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) COBOL
2 11 (24.44%) C
3 6 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Micro Focus
2 24 (53.33%) Red Hat
3 20 (44.44%) Oracle
4 9 (20.00%) ICL
5 7 (15.56%) Fujitsu
6 6 (13.33%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) IBM