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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ICL VME
UK
Rank 550 578 599
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +21
Contract jobs citing VME 46 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.078% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.49% 0.37% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 35 16
Median daily rate £400 £363 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £268 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £364
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
9326 10928 11731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.57% 21.37% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5954 6641 6806
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 730 907
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 20 February 2017.

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 12 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +50 46 £400 +10.34%
North West -2 21 £475 +26.66%
Blackpool +7 20 £488 +34.48%
Lancashire -5 20 £488 +32.20%
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 17 £375 +6.38%
Tyne and Wear -1 17 £375 +6.38%
North East -3 17 £375 +6.38%
East of England - 6 £513 -
Essex - 6 £513 -
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £500 -
London - 2 £388 -
Manchester - 1 £400 -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 41 (71.93%) COBOL
2 33 (57.89%) ICL
3 25 (43.86%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (36.84%) Oracle
5 20 (35.09%) HP
5 20 (35.09%) ITIL
5 20 (35.09%) StarTeam
6 18 (31.58%) Software Engineering
6 18 (31.58%) Data Management
6 18 (31.58%) Change Management
7 14 (24.56%) Service Management
7 14 (24.56%) Linux
7 14 (24.56%) WebLogic
7 14 (24.56%) TDD
7 14 (24.56%) Problem Management
7 14 (24.56%) DevOps
8 13 (22.81%) Mainframe
9 12 (21.05%) ITSM
9 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
10 11 (19.30%) Unix
11 10 (17.54%) Fujitsu
12 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
12 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
12 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (14.04%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (14.04%) Informatica
13 8 (14.04%) SQL
13 8 (14.04%) J2EE
13 8 (14.04%) OO

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 14 (24.56%) WebLogic
2 6 (10.53%) Tuxedo
3 2 (3.51%) TPMS
4 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) IaaS
2 4 (7.02%) PaaS
2 4 (7.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.02%) IDMS
4 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.51%) DB2
5 1 (1.75%) Ingres
5 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) StarTeam
2 6 (10.53%) PVCS
3 2 (3.51%) CA Gen
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) Operations Engineer
3 13 (22.81%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) COBOL Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Lead Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Digital Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (7.02%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) DBA
8 3 (5.26%) Digital Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Lead Software Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (3.51%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.51%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Integration Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) J2EE
2 6 (10.53%) JSP
2 6 (10.53%) Servlets
2 6 (10.53%) XML
2 6 (10.53%) XML Schema
2 6 (10.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Mainframe
2 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Tandem
4 2 (3.51%) CMDB
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Linux
2 11 (19.30%) Unix
3 4 (7.02%) MVS
4 3 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (1.75%) AIX
5 1 (1.75%) HPUX
5 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) ITIL
2 18 (31.58%) Change Management
2 18 (31.58%) Data Management
2 18 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps
3 14 (24.56%) Problem Management
3 14 (24.56%) Service Management
3 14 (24.56%) TDD
4 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.05%) ITSM
5 11 (19.30%) Configuration Management
6 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.04%) OO
7 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (12.28%) High Availability
7 7 (12.28%) Release Management
8 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.53%) Scrum
8 6 (10.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 41 (71.93%) COBOL
2 8 (14.04%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.02%) C
4 4 (7.02%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) Perl
6 2 (3.51%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) Ruby
6 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) ICL
2 21 (36.84%) Oracle
3 20 (35.09%) HP
4 10 (17.54%) Fujitsu
5 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.04%) Informatica
7 2 (3.51%) CA
7 2 (3.51%) Pega
7 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.75%) BEA
8 1 (1.75%) Brocade
8 1 (1.75%) Capita
8 1 (1.75%) EMC
8 1 (1.75%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.75%) VMware
8 1 (1.75%) webMethods