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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL VME
Rank 139 - 128
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VME 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% - 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£319 - £270
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 - £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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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
733 622 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.46% 22.49% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 259 306
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £213 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 91 75
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.07% +24.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.56 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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
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 7 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) StarTeam
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Borland

VME
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Borland