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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 576 599 575
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Contract jobs citing VME 44 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.022% 0.008%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.097% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 6 1
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£400 £582 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.30% +385.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £551 -
% change year-on-year
-27.41% -
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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 11 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 31 July 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 +4 41 £400 -31.30% 2
North East -9 22 £420 -23.78% 2
Tyne and Wear -10 22 £420 -23.78% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 21 £418 -24.23% 2
North West - 19 £387 -
Lancashire - 18 £389 -
Blackpool - 18 £389 -
Peel - 1 £435 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -
Isle of Man - 1 £435 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 69 (65.09%) COBOL
2 50 (47.17%) Mainframe
3 47 (44.34%) Migration
4 39 (36.79%) Relational Database
5 23 (21.70%) UNIX
5 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
6 21 (19.81%) Automated Testing
7 20 (18.87%) QA
8 19 (17.92%) RDBMS
9 18 (16.98%) Data Conversion
10 17 (16.04%) Tuxedo
11 16 (15.09%) SQL
12 15 (14.15%) Java
12 15 (14.15%) Middleware
13 14 (13.21%) Test Scripting
13 14 (13.21%) Data Modelling
14 12 (11.32%) Configuration Management
14 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
14 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (10.38%) Finance
15 11 (10.38%) ICL
16 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (9.43%) Linux
16 10 (9.43%) Test Strategy
17 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
17 9 (8.49%) Micro Focus
17 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
17 9 (8.49%) Supplier Management
18 8 (7.55%) CRM
18 8 (7.55%) HP

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (16.04%) Tuxedo
2 1 (0.94%) TPMS
2 1 (0.94%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (36.79%) Relational Database
2 19 (17.92%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.60%) IDMS
3 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.77%) OLTP
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.94%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Architect
2 17 (16.04%) Test Manager
3 15 (14.15%) Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) Technical Architect
4 10 (9.43%) Technical Leader
4 10 (9.43%) COBOL Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (6.60%) Applications Architect
5 7 (6.60%) Environment Manager
6 6 (5.66%) Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.83%) Author
8 3 (2.83%) Technical Author
9 2 (1.89%) Tester
9 2 (1.89%) Test Analyst
9 2 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (1.89%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (1.89%) Middleware Architect
10 1 (0.94%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) Middleware
2 4 (3.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.94%) J2EE
3 1 (0.94%) SOAP
3 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.94%) Java SE
3 1 (0.94%) Java EE
3 1 (0.94%) Java EE 5
3 1 (0.94%) JPA
3 1 (0.94%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (47.17%) Mainframe
2 18 (16.98%) Data Conversion
3 6 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.94%) Economics
6 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) UNIX
2 10 (9.43%) Linux
3 7 (6.60%) MVS
4 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.77%) Windows
4 4 (3.77%) AIX
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (44.34%) Migration
2 21 (19.81%) Automated Testing
3 14 (13.21%) Data Modelling
3 14 (13.21%) Test Scripting
4 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
4 12 (11.32%) Configuration Management
4 12 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.43%) Test Strategy
5 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.49%) Supplier Management
6 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
7 8 (7.55%) CRM
8 7 (6.60%) Workflow
8 7 (6.60%) Open Source
9 6 (5.66%) User Stories
9 6 (5.66%) Validation
9 6 (5.66%) Test Automation
10 5 (4.72%) Project Management
11 4 (3.77%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (3.77%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 69 (65.09%) COBOL
2 16 (15.09%) SQL
3 15 (14.15%) Java
4 7 (6.60%) Scala
5 1 (0.94%) C++
5 1 (0.94%) Perl
5 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.94%) VB
5 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.66%) Degree
3 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) OCAJ
4 1 (0.94%) OCP
4 1 (0.94%) OCA
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (10.38%) ICL
2 9 (8.49%) Micro Focus
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.55%) HP
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle
4 5 (4.72%) IBM
5 4 (3.77%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.89%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.94%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (0.94%) SAP
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