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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 148 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing VME 16 23 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.59% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.87% 2.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 0
Median daily rate £300 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
857 835 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.34% 21.46% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 416 321
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 112 121
Median hourly rate £16.63 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £11.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £20.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -2 16 £300 -25.00%
VME
England

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 46 (95.83%) COBOL
2 35 (72.92%) Tuxedo
3 33 (68.75%) Linux
4 26 (54.17%) Micro Focus
5 25 (52.08%) Red Hat
6 23 (47.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (45.83%) Oracle
7 22 (45.83%) Migration
8 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (41.67%) Middleware
10 17 (35.42%) Mainframe
11 15 (31.25%) Waterfall
12 14 (29.17%) Finance
12 14 (29.17%) Project Management
13 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
14 11 (22.92%) C
14 11 (22.92%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
16 9 (18.75%) ICL
17 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
17 8 (16.67%) Unix
17 8 (16.67%) Eclipse
17 8 (16.67%) Supplier Management
17 8 (16.67%) Subversion
17 8 (16.67%) Fujitsu
18 7 (14.58%) SOA
18 7 (14.58%) Java
18 7 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
18 7 (14.58%) VMware
18 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud

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 35 (72.92%) Tuxedo
2 6 (12.50%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (14.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 8 (16.67%) Subversion
1 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (18.75%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Test Assurance Manager
4 7 (14.58%) Test Manager
5 6 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Technical Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Mainframe
2 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (68.75%) Linux
2 23 (47.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (16.67%) Unix
4 5 (10.42%) AIX
5 2 (4.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Migration
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 14 (29.17%) Project Management
5 13 (27.08%) Risk Management
6 8 (16.67%) Supplier Management
7 7 (14.58%) SOA
8 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 6 (12.50%) DevOps
8 6 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
8 6 (12.50%) Security Architecture
8 6 (12.50%) Test Management
9 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (10.42%) SABSA
9 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.42%) TOGAF
9 5 (10.42%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 46 (95.83%) COBOL
2 11 (22.92%) C
3 7 (14.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (10.42%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Micro Focus
2 25 (52.08%) Red Hat
3 22 (45.83%) Oracle
4 9 (18.75%) ICL
5 8 (16.67%) Fujitsu
6 7 (14.58%) VMware
7 2 (4.17%) IBM