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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 550 584 559
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -25
Contract jobs citing VME 43 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.027% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.35% 0.12% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 1
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£388 £250 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -42.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £435
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -31.03%
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
12363 12295 10193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 21.81% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7025 6816 5445
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 1072 1002
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -4.94%
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 £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +22 41 £405 +62.00% 2
North East +23 29 £375 +7.14% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +25 28 £375 +30.43% 1
Tyne and Wear +22 28 £375 +7.14% 1
North West - 10 £545 - 1
Blackpool - 8 £570 -
Lancashire - 8 £570 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Warrington - 1 £525 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £525 - 1
Livingston - 1 £250 -
Scotland - 1 £250 -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 41 (63.08%) COBOL
2 29 (44.62%) Mainframe
3 27 (41.54%) Migration
4 22 (33.85%) Java
5 20 (30.77%) UNIX
6 19 (29.23%) SQL
7 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
8 14 (21.54%) Relational Database
8 14 (21.54%) Finance
8 14 (21.54%) Micro Focus
9 13 (20.00%) Linux
10 12 (18.46%) Middleware
11 10 (15.38%) Tuxedo
11 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (15.38%) ICL
12 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.31%) Open Source
13 7 (10.77%) NoSQL
13 7 (10.77%) Scala
13 7 (10.77%) MVS
13 7 (10.77%) CRM
13 7 (10.77%) Workflow
14 6 (9.23%) Eclipse
14 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
14 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
15 5 (7.69%) System Testing
16 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
16 4 (6.15%) HP
16 4 (6.15%) Project Management
16 4 (6.15%) Windows

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (15.38%) Tuxedo
2 3 (4.62%) TPMS
3 2 (3.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.77%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Architect
3 13 (20.00%) COBOL Analyst
4 10 (15.38%) Technical Leader
4 10 (15.38%) Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Technical Architect
5 9 (13.85%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Applications Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) COBOL Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Author
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Author
10 2 (3.08%) Programmer
10 2 (3.08%) Java Programmer
10 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (3.08%) Agile Project Manager
11 1 (1.54%) Applications Architect
11 1 (1.54%) Lead Architect
11 1 (1.54%) Mainframe Consultant
11 1 (1.54%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) Middleware
2 2 (3.08%) Java SE
2 2 (3.08%) Java EE
2 2 (3.08%) Java EE 5
2 2 (3.08%) JPA
2 2 (3.08%) J2EE
2 2 (3.08%) SOAP
2 2 (3.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (44.62%) Mainframe
2 8 (12.31%) Open Source
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Economics
5 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) UNIX
2 13 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (10.77%) MVS
4 4 (6.15%) Windows
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Migration
2 10 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.77%) CRM
3 7 (10.77%) Workflow
4 6 (9.23%) Integration Testing
4 6 (9.23%) Test Scripting
5 5 (7.69%) System Testing
6 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (6.15%) Project Management
7 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.62%) Security Management
7 3 (4.62%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.08%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.08%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.08%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (63.08%) COBOL
2 22 (33.85%) Java
3 19 (29.23%) SQL
4 7 (10.77%) Scala
5 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) OCP
3 2 (3.08%) OCA
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) OCAJ
4 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Micro Focus
2 10 (15.38%) ICL
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.15%) HP
4 4 (6.15%) Fujitsu
5 2 (3.08%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 2 (3.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.54%) Borland
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