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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL VME
Rank 572 539 572
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +33
Contract jobs citing VME 15 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.010% 0.026%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.050% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 9
Average daily rate £250 £435 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% +74.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £435 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £435 £250
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +74.00%
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
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 18 April 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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (74.29%) ITIL
2 20 (57.14%) LAN
2 20 (57.14%) WAN
2 20 (57.14%) MVS
2 20 (57.14%) Asset Management
3 19 (54.29%) Data Analysis
3 19 (54.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (54.29%) PaaS
3 19 (54.29%) High Availability
3 19 (54.29%) Big Data
3 19 (54.29%) IaaS
4 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
5 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 12 (34.29%) COBOL
7 11 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (25.71%) Service Management
9 8 (22.86%) Mainframe
9 8 (22.86%) Data Architecture
9 8 (22.86%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (22.86%) Oracle
10 7 (20.00%) Open Source
10 7 (20.00%) Data Modelling
10 7 (20.00%) Reference Data
10 7 (20.00%) Data Integration
10 7 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (17.14%) Migration
11 6 (17.14%) ICL
11 6 (17.14%) Middleware

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.71%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (54.29%) PaaS
1 19 (54.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) LAN
1 20 (57.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Enterprise Architect
3 10 (28.57%) Technical Architect
4 8 (22.86%) Senior Architect
4 8 (22.86%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Applications Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Mainframe
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
2 7 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 7 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) MVS
2 6 (17.14%) UNIX
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (74.29%) ITIL
2 20 (57.14%) Asset Management
3 19 (54.29%) Data Analysis
3 19 (54.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (54.29%) High Availability
4 11 (31.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (25.71%) Service Management
6 8 (22.86%) Data Architecture
6 8 (22.86%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
8 6 (17.14%) Migration
8 6 (17.14%) PRINCE
9 5 (14.29%) Programme Management
10 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
10 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) COBOL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) ICL
3 5 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Novell