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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 555 536 537
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing VME 22 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.045% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.20% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 5
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£330 £580 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +93.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £353 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £697 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £580 £300
% change year-on-year
-43.10% +93.33%
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
11484 10952 10122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.49% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6021 5352
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 917 996 1116
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 12 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 27 January 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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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 -22 21 £330 -43.10% 4
Tyne and Wear - 13 £330 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £330 - 2
North East - 13 £330 - 2
North West -25 6 £378 -34.91% 1
Lancashire -15 5 £378 -
Blackpool - 4 £378 -
Leeds - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 26 (66.67%) COBOL
2 18 (46.15%) Java
2 18 (46.15%) Migration
3 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 15 (38.46%) UNIX
4 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (33.33%) Micro Focus
5 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 11 (28.21%) Mainframe
7 9 (23.08%) Linux
7 9 (23.08%) Finance
8 7 (17.95%) Middleware
9 6 (15.38%) Tuxedo
9 6 (15.38%) ICL
9 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.38%) Open Source
10 5 (12.82%) NoSQL
10 5 (12.82%) Scala
10 5 (12.82%) MVS
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
11 4 (10.26%) System Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Fujitsu
12 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
12 3 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
12 3 (7.69%) JPA
12 3 (7.69%) EnterpriseDB
12 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 6 (15.38%) Tuxedo
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
3 2 (5.13%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Developer
3 9 (23.08%) COBOL Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Applications Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Architect
5 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
6 5 (12.82%) Developer Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Digital Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Senior COBOL Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Java Programmer
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Middleware
2 3 (7.69%) JPA
2 3 (7.69%) J2EE
2 3 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) Java SE
3 2 (5.13%) Java EE
3 2 (5.13%) Java EE 5
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) UNIX
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Migration
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.26%) System Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
6 2 (5.13%) BCP
6 2 (5.13%) Security Management
6 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) COBOL
2 18 (46.15%) Java
3 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 5 (12.82%) Scala
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) OCP
2 2 (5.13%) OCA
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.13%) OCAJ
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Micro Focus
2 6 (15.38%) ICL
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) Fujitsu
5 3 (7.69%) EnterpriseDB
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (5.13%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) VMware
7 1 (2.56%) Borland
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