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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 153 158 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing VME 8 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.18% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £320 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £415 £550
% change year-on-year
-22.83% -24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75
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
696 886 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.92% 19.78% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 481 405
Median daily rate £395 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 110 100
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VME across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

VME Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Lancashire +22 7 £316 -24.88%
VME
England

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 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 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
7 10 (25.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (25.64%) C
8 7 (17.95%) Migration
8 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (15.38%) Fujitsu
9 6 (15.38%) Subversion
9 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
9 6 (15.38%) Eclipse
9 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
10 5 (12.82%) Java
11 4 (10.26%) Financial Modelling
11 4 (10.26%) Unix
11 4 (10.26%) AIX
11 4 (10.26%) Project Management
11 4 (10.26%) Finance
11 4 (10.26%) Network Design
12 3 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
12 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
12 3 (7.69%) Micro Focus
12 3 (7.69%) ITSM
12 3 (7.69%) HP
12 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (7.69%) Degree

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 17 (43.59%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.56%) TPMS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 6 (15.38%) Subversion
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Middleware Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.82%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Technical Leader
5 4 (10.26%) C Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) C Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.56%) COBOL Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) Linux Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Subject Matter Expert
7 1 (2.56%) Unix Developer
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 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) ICL
2 6 (15.38%) Fujitsu
2 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Micro Focus
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle