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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 36 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing VME 8 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.55% 1.81% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.13% 8.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Median daily rate £320 £409 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.65% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £418 £550
% change year-on-year
-22.15% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75
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
79 114 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.16% 20.69% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 72 82
Median daily rate £395 £400 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +32.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £610 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 16
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £27.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +22 5 £338 -17.43%
Lytham St Annes - 2 £316 -
VME
North West

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 34 (87.18%) COBOL
2 20 (51.28%) Middleware
3 17 (43.59%) Tuxedo
4 15 (38.46%) Linux
5 13 (33.33%) ICL
6 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
6 10 (25.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (25.64%) C
7 7 (17.95%) Migration
7 7 (17.95%) Subversion
7 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
7 7 (17.95%) Eclipse
7 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
7 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) Fujitsu
9 5 (12.82%) Java
10 4 (10.26%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (10.26%) Unix
10 4 (10.26%) AIX
10 4 (10.26%) Micro Focus
10 4 (10.26%) Project Management
10 4 (10.26%) Finance
10 4 (10.26%) Network Design
11 3 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
11 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
11 3 (7.69%) ITSM
11 3 (7.69%) HP
11 3 (7.69%) Degree
11 3 (7.69%) Computer Science

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 17 (43.59%) Tuxedo
2 2 (5.13%) TPMS
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Eclipse
1 7 (17.95%) Subversion
1 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Middleware Developer
4 6 (15.38%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Leader
6 4 (10.26%) C Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) C Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.56%) COBOL Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior COBOL Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Linux
2 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.26%) AIX
3 4 (10.26%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) Financial Modelling
2 4 (10.26%) Network Design
2 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) ITSM
3 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 3 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (5.13%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (87.18%) COBOL
2 10 (25.64%) C
3 5 (12.82%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) BPSS Clearance
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) ICL
2 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
3 6 (15.38%) Fujitsu
4 4 (10.26%) Micro Focus
5 3 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle