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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 122 133 109
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing VME 34 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.19% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.36% 0.90% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 15
Average daily rate £400 £378 £580
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -34.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £358 £562
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £397 £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £330 £580
% change year-on-year
+21.51% -43.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
779 669 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.49% 21.25% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 324 244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 82 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.99% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

VME
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VME across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire +23 31 £388 +2.64% 1
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
VME
England

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 37 (88.10%) COBOL
2 30 (71.43%) Linux
3 28 (66.67%) Tuxedo
4 25 (59.52%) Micro Focus
4 25 (59.52%) Migration
5 23 (54.76%) Oracle
6 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (45.24%) Red Hat
8 19 (45.24%) Mainframe
9 17 (40.48%) Middleware
10 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
11 12 (28.57%) Project Management
11 12 (28.57%) Finance
12 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
13 9 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (19.05%) Java
15 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (16.67%) VMware
15 7 (16.67%) SOA
15 7 (16.67%) C
15 7 (16.67%) Private Cloud
16 6 (14.29%) DevOps
16 6 (14.29%) Defect Management
16 6 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
16 6 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
16 6 (14.29%) Security Architecture
16 6 (14.29%) Test Management
16 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

VME
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 28 (66.67%) Tuxedo
2 2 (4.76%) TPMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) LAN
1 3 (7.14%) NAS
1 3 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Eclipse
1 4 (9.52%) Subversion
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Test Assurance Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 6 (14.29%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 6 (14.29%) Technical Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Manager
6 3 (7.14%) C Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Database Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Quality Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Engineering Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Technical Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (45.24%) Mainframe
2 7 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) CMDB
3 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) AS400
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 20 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.52%) MVS
3 4 (9.52%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Migration
2 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
4 12 (28.57%) Project Management
5 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
6 7 (16.67%) SOA
7 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 6 (14.29%) DevOps
7 6 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
7 6 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 6 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 6 (14.29%) Test Management
8 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (11.90%) SABSA
8 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
8 5 (11.90%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (9.52%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) COBOL
2 8 (19.05%) Java
3 7 (16.67%) C
4 3 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Micro Focus
2 23 (54.76%) Oracle
3 19 (45.24%) Red Hat
4 7 (16.67%) VMware
5 6 (14.29%) Fujitsu
6 4 (9.52%) ICL
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
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