The table below looks at the statistics for VME skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 591 584 572
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing VME 35 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.041% 0.055%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 20
Average daily rate £388 £349 £578
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -39.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £254 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £696
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £349 £580
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -39.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11012 11517 10958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.36% 22.51% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6680 6677 5921
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 767 908 1005
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.16 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

VME
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VME within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VME Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VME
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VME within the UK.

VME Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VME
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VME within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

VME Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VME
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VME within the UK.

VME Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VME
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +6 35 £388 +10.71% 2
North West +15 34 £400 +5.96% 1
Lancashire +22 32 £388 +2.64% 1
Blackpool +9 23 £363 -3.97% 1
Lytham St Annes +1 7 £380 -
North East -29 1 £350 +6.06%
Tyne and Wear -31 1 £350 +6.06%
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 1 £350 +6.06%
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
Westmorland - 1 £502 -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (70.18%) COBOL
2 34 (59.65%) Linux
3 32 (56.14%) Mainframe
4 29 (50.88%) Tuxedo
5 26 (45.61%) Micro Focus
5 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (43.86%) Migration
7 23 (40.35%) Oracle
8 20 (35.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (33.33%) Red Hat
10 17 (29.82%) Middleware
11 15 (26.32%) Fujitsu
12 14 (24.56%) Finance
13 13 (22.81%) MVS
13 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
14 12 (21.05%) Project Management
15 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
16 10 (17.54%) Unix
16 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
16 10 (17.54%) QA
17 9 (15.79%) C
17 9 (15.79%) Java
17 9 (15.79%) SOA
17 9 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
18 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
18 8 (14.04%) Private Cloud
19 7 (12.28%) Re-Platforming
19 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
19 7 (12.28%) PostgreSQL
19 7 (12.28%) VMware

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 29 (50.88%) Tuxedo
2 3 (5.26%) TPMS
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) LAN
1 3 (5.26%) NAS
1 3 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (12.28%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (1.75%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
1 4 (7.02%) Subversion
1 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.51%) PVCS
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Architect
2 10 (17.54%) Delivery Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Senior Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Test Assurance Manager
3 7 (12.28%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
4 6 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) C Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Database Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Product Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Quality Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Subject Matter Expert
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.51%) Digital Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Product Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) Middleware
2 3 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (3.51%) JSP
3 2 (3.51%) Servlets
3 2 (3.51%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) XML Schema
3 2 (3.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (56.14%) Mainframe
2 8 (14.04%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) CMDB
4 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 34 (59.65%) Linux
2 20 (35.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (22.81%) MVS
4 10 (17.54%) Unix
5 6 (10.53%) Solaris
6 1 (1.75%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) Migration
3 13 (22.81%) Waterfall
4 12 (21.05%) Project Management
5 11 (19.30%) Risk Management
6 9 (15.79%) SOA
7 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (12.28%) Re-Platforming
9 6 (10.53%) Analytics
9 6 (10.53%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.53%) Defect Management
9 6 (10.53%) DevOps
9 6 (10.53%) Operations Management
9 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 6 (10.53%) Supplier Management
9 6 (10.53%) Test Management
10 5 (8.77%) TOGAF
10 5 (8.77%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 40 (70.18%) COBOL
2 9 (15.79%) C
2 9 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (8.77%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Micro Focus
2 23 (40.35%) Oracle
3 19 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 15 (26.32%) Fujitsu
5 7 (12.28%) VMware
6 6 (10.53%) IBM
6 6 (10.53%) ICL
7 2 (3.51%) BEA
8 1 (1.75%) Capita
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