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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 22 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VME 18 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.44% - 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Average daily rate
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£389 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £551 -
% change year-on-year
-27.41% -
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
96 109 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.00% 25.06% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 56 28
Average daily rate £375 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £212 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £496 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 July 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 - 18 £389 -
VME
North West

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (66.67%) Migration
2 21 (58.33%) COBOL
3 18 (50.00%) QA
4 15 (41.67%) Data Conversion
4 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
4 15 (41.67%) RDBMS
5 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
5 14 (38.89%) Mainframe
6 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
7 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (22.22%) Finance
8 8 (22.22%) Supplier Management
9 7 (19.44%) UNIX
9 7 (19.44%) CRM
10 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 6 (16.67%) Java
10 6 (16.67%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.67%) MVS
10 6 (16.67%) Middleware
10 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) Workflow
10 6 (16.67%) Micro Focus
10 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.67%) Scala
10 6 (16.67%) Open Source
10 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
11 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
12 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management

VME
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) RDBMS
1 15 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Environment Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Developer
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Data Conversion
2 14 (38.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) UNIX
2 6 (16.67%) MVS
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Migration
2 14 (38.89%) Automated Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (22.22%) Supplier Management
6 7 (19.44%) CRM
7 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (16.67%) Workflow
7 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 6 (16.67%) Open Source
8 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
9 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
9 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Performance Management
9 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) COBOL
2 6 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (16.67%) Micro Focus
2 1 (2.78%) ICL