The table below looks at the statistics for VME skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VME over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 628 631 624
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing VME 20 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.050% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.24% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 8
Median daily rate £325 £416 £693
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.92% -39.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £541
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £550 £717
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £416 £550
% change year-on-year
-21.92% -24.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75

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
11267 12289 12635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.09% 21.15% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7081 7308 7350
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 957 1098
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

VME
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VME as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 19 £325 -21.92%
North West +10 9 £325 -20.48%
West Midlands -13 9 £303 +21.00%
Lancashire +18 8 £320 -21.65%
Shropshire - 7 £330 -
Telford - 6 £330 -
Blackpool +20 5 £338 -17.43%
Lytham St Annes - 2 £316 -
Slough - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VME also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VME.

1 48 (87.27%) COBOL
2 23 (41.82%) ICL
3 21 (38.18%) Middleware
4 18 (32.73%) Tuxedo
5 16 (29.09%) Linux
6 12 (21.82%) C
7 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 11 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (18.18%) SQL
8 10 (18.18%) Oracle
9 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
9 9 (16.36%) Unix
9 9 (16.36%) Migration
10 8 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
11 7 (12.73%) Process Improvement
11 7 (12.73%) Subversion
11 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
11 7 (12.73%) Java
11 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
11 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
12 6 (10.91%) Fujitsu
13 5 (9.09%) Finance
13 5 (9.09%) Micro Focus
13 5 (9.09%) AIX
13 5 (9.09%) Degree
13 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 5 (9.09%) IDMS
14 4 (7.27%) Financial Modelling

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (32.73%) Tuxedo
2 3 (5.45%) TPMS
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) IDMS
2 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Eclipse
1 7 (12.73%) Subversion
1 7 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.64%) CA Gen
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) General Ledger
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (58.18%) Developer
2 12 (21.82%) COBOL Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Architect
4 7 (12.73%) Middleware Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Developer
6 5 (9.09%) C Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Leader
7 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) Programmer
9 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.82%) C Programmer
9 1 (1.82%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.82%) COBOL Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (1.82%) Integration Consultant
9 1 (1.82%) Mainframe Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Senior COBOL Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
1 3 (5.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Linux
2 9 (16.36%) Unix
3 8 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (1.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (16.36%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) Process Improvement
4 5 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.27%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (7.27%) Network Design
5 4 (7.27%) Project Management
6 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.45%) ITSM
6 3 (5.45%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (5.45%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (5.45%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.45%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.64%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (87.27%) COBOL
2 12 (21.82%) C
3 10 (18.18%) SQL
4 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Java
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) C#
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) ICL
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.91%) Fujitsu
5 5 (9.09%) Micro Focus
6 4 (7.27%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) Informatica
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.64%) Pega
8 1 (1.82%) BEA
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) webMethods