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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL VME
Rank 585 571 599
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Contract jobs citing VME 16 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.008% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% 0.034% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate
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£683 £120 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+468.75% -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 - - -

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
12481 11916 12319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.53% 22.40% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7122 6626 6240
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1001 1214
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -15 16 £683 +468.75% 2
North East - 4 £550 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £550 -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 21 (80.77%) Middleware
1 21 (80.77%) Open Source
2 13 (50.00%) COBOL
2 13 (50.00%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 12 (46.15%) UNIX
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (42.31%) ICL
4 11 (42.31%) Scala
4 11 (42.31%) NoSQL
4 11 (42.31%) MVS
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) Migration
6 9 (34.62%) Fujitsu
7 8 (30.77%) Programme Management
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) CRM
9 6 (23.08%) UML
9 6 (23.08%) RAD
9 6 (23.08%) SSADM
9 6 (23.08%) DSDM
9 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
9 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
10 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (19.23%) Ruby
10 5 (19.23%) Workflow
10 5 (19.23%) Python
10 5 (19.23%) C#
10 5 (19.23%) C++
10 5 (19.23%) .NET

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) VoIP
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) NoSQL
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Applications Architect
3 6 (23.08%) Digital Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Java Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (80.77%) Middleware
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (80.77%) Open Source
2 5 (19.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) UNIX
2 11 (42.31%) MVS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Migration
3 8 (30.77%) Programme Management
4 7 (26.92%) CRM
5 6 (23.08%) UML
5 6 (23.08%) RAD
5 6 (23.08%) SSADM
5 6 (23.08%) DSDM
5 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
6 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Workflow
7 3 (11.54%) Software Architecture
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) Project Management
9 1 (3.85%) ITIL
9 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
9 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) COBOL
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) Scala
4 5 (19.23%) C#
4 5 (19.23%) C++
4 5 (19.23%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
1 11 (42.31%) ICL
2 9 (34.62%) Fujitsu
3 5 (19.23%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle