The table below looks at the statistics for VME skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank - 154 138
Contract jobs citing VME 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.01% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £425 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £588 £329
% change year-on-year
-34.04% +78.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
VME
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
704 790 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.92% 18.87% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 414 359
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 89 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

VME
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VME Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VME
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

VME Daily Rate Trend in the North West

VME
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

VME Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

VME
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 North West region with a requirement for VME.

1 15 (100.00%) COBOL
2 7 (46.67%) C
2 7 (46.67%) Middleware
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Tuxedo
3 6 (40.00%) Migration
3 6 (40.00%) ICL
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) Subversion
4 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) AIX
5 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Micro Focus
7 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
8 1 (6.67%) TPMS
8 1 (6.67%) C#

VME
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (40.00%) Tuxedo
2 1 (6.67%) TPMS
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 5 (33.33%) Subversion
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Middleware Developer
3 3 (20.00%) C Developer
3 3 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) C Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) COBOL Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior COBOL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Subject Matter Expert
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (26.67%) AIX
3 4 (26.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) COBOL
2 7 (46.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) ICL
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (20.00%) Micro Focus
4 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
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