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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ICL VME
England / North West
Rank 110 137 135
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs citing VME 21 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.52% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.88% 2.70% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 7
Median daily rate £475 £451 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +28.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £492 £329
% change year-on-year
-8.44% +49.36%
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
541 740 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.12% 19.15% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 394 346
Median daily rate £364 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £488 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 81 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +11 20 £488 +8.21%
Manchester - 1 £400 -
VME
England

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 (95.45%) ICL
2 16 (72.73%) StarTeam
3 15 (68.18%) COBOL
4 14 (63.64%) HP
4 14 (63.64%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
6 12 (54.55%) TDD
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL
7 7 (31.82%) Change Management
7 7 (31.82%) High Availability
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (27.27%) Data Management
8 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
9 5 (22.73%) Release Management
9 5 (22.73%) Service Management
9 5 (22.73%) Linux
9 5 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 4 (18.18%) Fujitsu
11 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
11 3 (13.64%) Tandem
11 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
11 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (13.64%) ITSM
11 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
12 2 (9.09%) 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 (4.55%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Lead Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) COBOL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Principal Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Principal Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Tandem
2 2 (9.09%) CMDB
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
2 12 (54.55%) TDD
3 7 (31.82%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) High Availability
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) Data Management
4 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Problem Management
5 5 (22.73%) Release Management
5 5 (22.73%) Service Management
6 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.64%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) CMMI
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) ICL
2 14 (63.64%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Fujitsu
4 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.55%) Capita