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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 154 - 129
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VME 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% - 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.80% - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-24.09% -
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
870 761 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.73% 24.22% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 393 293
Average daily rate £365 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 96 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.74 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
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 27 August 2015. 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
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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 - 7 £400 -
VME
England

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 25 (65.79%) Migration
2 23 (60.53%) COBOL
3 18 (47.37%) QA
4 17 (44.74%) RDBMS
4 17 (44.74%) Data Conversion
4 17 (44.74%) Relational Database
5 16 (42.11%) Automated Testing
6 13 (34.21%) Mainframe
7 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
8 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (21.05%) Finance
9 8 (21.05%) UNIX
9 8 (21.05%) CRM
10 7 (18.42%) Java
10 7 (18.42%) SQL
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
10 7 (18.42%) MVS
10 7 (18.42%) Middleware
10 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
10 7 (18.42%) Supplier Management
10 7 (18.42%) Workflow
10 7 (18.42%) Scala
10 7 (18.42%) Open Source
10 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
11 6 (15.79%) Micro Focus
11 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
12 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
13 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management

VME
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) RDBMS
1 17 (44.74%) Relational Database
2 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Test Manager
2 7 (18.42%) Technical Architect
2 7 (18.42%) Architect
2 7 (18.42%) Environment Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Tester
4 1 (2.63%) Developer
4 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) Data Conversion
2 13 (34.21%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) UNIX
2 7 (18.42%) MVS
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Migration
2 16 (42.11%) Automated Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
4 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (21.05%) CRM
6 7 (18.42%) Workflow
6 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 7 (18.42%) Supplier Management
6 7 (18.42%) Open Source
7 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.89%) Capacity Management
9 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Strategic Planning
9 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Management
10 2 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) COBOL
2 7 (18.42%) Java
2 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (47.37%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Micro Focus
3 1 (2.63%) ICL