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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 132 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing VME 31 32 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.87% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.88% 3.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 0
Median daily rate £330 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £396 £363
% change year-on-year
-16.65% +9.22%
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
799 809 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.30% 21.91% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 426 352
Median daily rate £400 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 86 81
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 31 £330 -16.71%
VME
England

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 58 (90.63%) COBOL
2 41 (64.06%) Tuxedo
3 37 (57.81%) Linux
4 29 (45.31%) Middleware
5 28 (43.75%) Red Hat
6 27 (42.19%) Micro Focus
7 26 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (28.13%) Project Management
8 18 (28.13%) Finance
9 17 (26.56%) Migration
9 17 (26.56%) ICL
10 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (25.00%) Mainframe
10 16 (25.00%) C
10 16 (25.00%) Oracle
11 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
12 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
12 13 (20.31%) Risk Management
12 13 (20.31%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (18.75%) Fujitsu
14 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
14 11 (17.19%) Eclipse
14 11 (17.19%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (17.19%) Subversion
15 9 (14.06%) Unix
16 8 (12.50%) Supplier Management
17 7 (10.94%) Matrix Organization
17 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
18 6 (9.38%) AIX
18 6 (9.38%) TPMS

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 41 (64.06%) Tuxedo
2 6 (9.38%) TPMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Eclipse
1 11 (17.19%) Subversion
1 11 (17.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Architect
3 9 (14.06%) Delivery Manager
4 8 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Test Assurance Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Test Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Technical Leader
6 6 (9.38%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.25%) C Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.69%) C Programmer
8 3 (4.69%) Programmer
9 2 (3.13%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Technical Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (57.81%) Linux
2 26 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (14.06%) Unix
4 6 (9.38%) AIX
5 1 (1.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Project Management
2 17 (26.56%) Migration
3 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (23.44%) Waterfall
5 13 (20.31%) Risk Management
6 8 (12.50%) Supplier Management
7 7 (10.94%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Test Management
9 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
10 4 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
10 4 (6.25%) Network Design
11 3 (4.69%) ITSM
11 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
11 3 (4.69%) Zachman Framework
12 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
12 2 (3.13%) Re-Platforming
12 2 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (3.13%) Test Strategy
13 1 (1.56%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (90.63%) COBOL
2 16 (25.00%) C
3 5 (7.81%) Java
4 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) BPSS Clearance
1 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 28 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 27 (42.19%) Micro Focus
3 17 (26.56%) ICL
4 16 (25.00%) Oracle
5 12 (18.75%) Fujitsu
6 3 (4.69%) HP
7 1 (1.56%) IBM