The table below looks at the statistics for VME skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 39 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VME 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.51% - 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.12% - 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£378 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £225 £435
% change year-on-year
+67.52% -48.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
98 110 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.62% 33.85% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 40 37
Average daily rate £400 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £166 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -2.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

VME
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VME across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Blackpool - 5 £378 -
VME
North West

VME
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 3 (30.00%) Supplier Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) ICL
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Fujitsu
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Borland
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus
5 1 (10.00%) TPMS
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (10.00%) StarTeam

VME
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (10.00%) Tuxedo
1 1 (10.00%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Supplier Management
2 3 (30.00%) Security Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) ICL
1 2 (20.00%) Fujitsu
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Borland
2 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (10.00%) VMware