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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ICL VME
England / North West
Rank 116 114 144
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +30
Contract jobs citing VME 21 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 1.02% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.06% 4.92% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 6
Median daily rate £475 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £267 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
517 793 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 20.73% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 421 354
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 84 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 20 £488 +32.20%
Manchester - 1 £400 -
VME
England

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 21 (100.00%) ICL
2 16 (76.19%) StarTeam
3 14 (66.67%) COBOL
3 14 (66.67%) HP
3 14 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
5 12 (57.14%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) ITIL
6 7 (33.33%) Change Management
6 7 (33.33%) High Availability
7 6 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (28.57%) Data Management
7 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
8 5 (23.81%) Release Management
8 5 (23.81%) Service Management
8 5 (23.81%) Linux
8 5 (23.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Fujitsu
10 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 3 (14.29%) Tandem
10 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
10 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (14.29%) ITSM
10 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
11 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Digital Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Tandem
2 2 (9.52%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Software Engineering
2 12 (57.14%) TDD
3 7 (33.33%) Change Management
3 7 (33.33%) High Availability
3 7 (33.33%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (28.57%) Data Management
4 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
5 5 (23.81%) Release Management
5 5 (23.81%) Service Management
6 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
6 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) ITSM
6 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.52%) CMMI
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) ICL
2 14 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Fujitsu
4 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.76%) Capita