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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 553 537 519
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Contract jobs citing VME 26 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.054% 0.009%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.25% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 1
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£375 £578 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.06% +32.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £580 £435
% change year-on-year
-35.34% +33.33%
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
11424 10955 9398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.02% 21.88% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5962 4994
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 1012 998
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 2015.

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 15 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 5 March 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
England -12 25 £375 -35.06% 1
North East +15 15 £347 +54.71% 1
Tyne and Wear +20 14 £324 +44.14% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 14 £324 +44.14% 1
North West -29 8 £378 -34.91%
Lancashire -4 6 £378 -
Blackpool - 5 £378 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Livingston - 1 £250 -
Scotland - 1 £250 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 36 (73.47%) COBOL
2 25 (51.02%) Migration
3 20 (40.82%) Mainframe
4 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
5 15 (30.61%) Java
6 14 (28.57%) Micro Focus
7 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (24.49%) UNIX
7 12 (24.49%) SQL
8 10 (20.41%) Linux
9 9 (18.37%) Finance
10 8 (16.33%) ICL
11 7 (14.29%) Tuxedo
11 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
12 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
12 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
13 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
13 5 (10.20%) Middleware
14 4 (8.16%) Project Management
14 4 (8.16%) Fujitsu
14 4 (8.16%) System Testing
14 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
15 3 (6.12%) JPA
15 3 (6.12%) TPMS
15 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
15 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
15 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
15 3 (6.12%) Agile Project Management
15 3 (6.12%) EnterpriseDB
15 3 (6.12%) Supplier Management

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 7 (14.29%) Tuxedo
2 3 (6.12%) TPMS
2 3 (6.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.08%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Developer
3 11 (22.45%) COBOL Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Project Manager
5 7 (14.29%) Applications Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Technical Leader
7 5 (10.20%) Architect
7 5 (10.20%) Developer Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) COBOL Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
10 1 (2.04%) Java Developer
10 1 (2.04%) J2EE Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Systems Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Applications Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Java Programmer
10 1 (2.04%) Programmer
10 1 (2.04%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Middleware
2 3 (6.12%) J2EE
2 3 (6.12%) SOAP
2 3 (6.12%) JPA
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) Java SE
3 2 (4.08%) Java EE
3 2 (4.08%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.82%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Economics
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) UNIX
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Migration
2 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
3 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
4 4 (8.16%) System Testing
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Security Management
5 3 (6.12%) Supplier Management
5 3 (6.12%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
7 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.04%) Validation
7 1 (2.04%) Service Management
7 1 (2.04%) CMMI
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 36 (73.47%) COBOL
2 15 (30.61%) Java
3 12 (24.49%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) OCP
3 2 (4.08%) OCA
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.08%) OCAJ
4 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Micro Focus
2 8 (16.33%) ICL
3 4 (8.16%) Fujitsu
4 3 (6.12%) EnterpriseDB
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) HP
5 2 (4.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Borland
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
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