The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL VME
Rank 559 562 588
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +26
Contract jobs citing VME 13 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.11% 0.035% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate
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£552 £120 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+360.07% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12063 11375 12047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.73% 22.37% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6835 6240 5912
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1030 1026 1240
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.99 £17.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% -3.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%

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 22 July 2014.

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 4 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 22 July 2014. 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 +2 13 £552 +360.07% 1
North East - 6 £550 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £550 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £550 - 1

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 18 (64.29%) COBOL
2 16 (57.14%) Middleware
2 16 (57.14%) Open Source
3 12 (42.86%) UNIX
4 11 (39.29%) Mainframe
4 11 (39.29%) ICL
5 10 (35.71%) Migration
6 9 (32.14%) Fujitsu
7 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
7 8 (28.57%) ITIL
7 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 8 (28.57%) Java
8 7 (25.00%) SQL
8 7 (25.00%) HP
8 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (21.43%) Scala
9 6 (21.43%) Finance
9 6 (21.43%) MVS
9 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
10 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) CRM
10 5 (17.86%) UML
10 5 (17.86%) RAD
10 5 (17.86%) SSADM
10 5 (17.86%) DSDM
10 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
11 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (14.29%) Ruby
11 4 (14.29%) Workflow

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) VoIP
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
2 2 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Architect
2 7 (25.00%) Applications Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Applications Support
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Digital Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Open Source
2 11 (39.29%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) UNIX
2 6 (21.43%) MVS
3 3 (10.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 8 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) CRM
4 5 (17.86%) UML
4 5 (17.86%) RAD
4 5 (17.86%) SSADM
4 5 (17.86%) DSDM
4 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
5 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) Workflow
6 3 (10.71%) Software Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) DevOps
8 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) COBOL
2 8 (28.57%) Java
3 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 6 (21.43%) Scala
5 4 (14.29%) Ruby
5 4 (14.29%) Python
5 4 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) ICL
2 9 (32.14%) Fujitsu
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Novell
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle