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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 611 568 613
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +45
Contract jobs citing VME 36 65 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.12% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.52% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 55 10
Median daily rate £330 £399 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.37% -8.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £297 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £543 £699
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £399 £363
% change year-on-year
-17.37% +10.17%
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
12413 12419 12488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.14% 22.13% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7782 7269 7148
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 965 1021
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £31.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 30 June 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 8 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 30 June 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 -16 36 £330 -17.37% 4
Lancashire -5 32 £335 -16.25% 3
North West -15 32 £335 -16.25% 3
Blackpool -12 19 £415 +4.73% 2
Lytham St Annes - 9 £321 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -78 4 £265 -33.64% 1
North East -78 4 £265 -33.64% 1
Tyne and Wear -82 4 £265 -33.64% 1

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 63 (86.30%) COBOL
2 41 (56.16%) Tuxedo
3 34 (46.58%) Linux
4 31 (42.47%) Middleware
5 28 (38.36%) Micro Focus
6 25 (34.25%) Red Hat
7 23 (31.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (30.14%) ICL
9 17 (23.29%) C
10 16 (21.92%) Project Management
10 16 (21.92%) Finance
10 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (20.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
12 14 (19.18%) Migration
12 14 (19.18%) Fujitsu
13 13 (17.81%) Mainframe
13 13 (17.81%) Oracle
14 12 (16.44%) Visual Studio
14 12 (16.44%) Eclipse
14 12 (16.44%) Subversion
15 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
15 11 (15.07%) Unix
15 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
16 8 (10.96%) Supplier Management
16 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
17 7 (9.59%) TPMS
17 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
17 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
17 7 (9.59%) AIX

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 41 (56.16%) Tuxedo
2 7 (9.59%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.37%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Eclipse
1 12 (16.44%) Subversion
1 12 (16.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) General Ledger
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) Architect
3 9 (12.33%) Delivery Manager
3 9 (12.33%) Middleware Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Test Manager
4 8 (10.96%) COBOL Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Technical Leader
5 6 (8.22%) Technical Manager
6 4 (5.48%) C Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.11%) C Programmer
7 3 (4.11%) Programmer
7 3 (4.11%) Test Assurance Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Senior Technical Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (42.47%) Middleware
2 2 (2.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (46.58%) Linux
2 23 (31.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (15.07%) Unix
4 7 (9.59%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) MVS
5 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (21.92%) Project Management
2 14 (19.18%) Migration
3 11 (15.07%) Risk Management
3 11 (15.07%) Waterfall
4 8 (10.96%) Supplier Management
5 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
5 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.85%) Test Strategy
7 4 (5.48%) Financial Modelling
7 4 (5.48%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (5.48%) Network Design
7 4 (5.48%) Re-Platforming
7 4 (5.48%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (4.11%) ITSM
8 3 (4.11%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.11%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.11%) Test Management
8 3 (4.11%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 63 (86.30%) COBOL
2 17 (23.29%) C
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 4 (5.48%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Micro Focus
2 25 (34.25%) Red Hat
3 22 (30.14%) ICL
4 14 (19.18%) Fujitsu
5 13 (17.81%) Oracle
6 5 (6.85%) HP
7 1 (1.37%) IBM
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