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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
ICL VME
Rank 616 588 605
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs citing VME 35 58 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.10% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.47% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 48 7
Median daily rate £345 £400 £552
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -27.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £347 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £440 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £400 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.68% -27.32%
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
12070 12224 12428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.35% 21.41% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7660 7265 7048
Median daily rate £395 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 951 1050
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -35 35 £345 -13.68%
North West +6 33 £350 -9.50%
Lancashire -4 32 £345 -10.79%
Blackpool -5 21 £413 +7.14%
Lytham St Annes - 8 £321 -
North East -56 2 £265 -35.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne -67 2 £265 -35.36%
Tyne and Wear -72 2 £265 -35.75%

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 64 (87.67%) COBOL
2 36 (49.32%) Tuxedo
3 34 (46.58%) Middleware
4 30 (41.10%) Linux
5 25 (34.25%) ICL
6 24 (32.88%) Micro Focus
7 21 (28.77%) Red Hat
8 20 (27.40%) C
8 20 (27.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
10 15 (20.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (19.18%) Visual Studio
11 14 (19.18%) Eclipse
11 14 (19.18%) Fujitsu
11 14 (19.18%) Subversion
12 13 (17.81%) Migration
12 13 (17.81%) Unix
13 10 (13.70%) Finance
13 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
14 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (12.33%) AIX
14 9 (12.33%) Project Management
15 8 (10.96%) TPMS
16 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
16 7 (9.59%) Oracle
16 7 (9.59%) Java
16 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
17 6 (8.22%) Degree
17 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
18 5 (6.85%) HP

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 36 (49.32%) Tuxedo
2 8 (10.96%) 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 4 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.37%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Eclipse
1 14 (19.18%) Subversion
1 14 (19.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (13.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) General Ledger
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Developer
2 11 (15.07%) Architect
3 10 (13.70%) COBOL Developer
3 10 (13.70%) Middleware Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Test Manager
5 6 (8.22%) C Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.85%) Programmer
7 4 (5.48%) C Programmer
7 4 (5.48%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Test Assurance Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) COBOL Programmer
9 2 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Senior COBOL Developer
10 1 (1.37%) Consultant
10 1 (1.37%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.37%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (46.58%) Middleware
2 2 (2.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Linux
2 20 (27.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (17.81%) Unix
4 9 (12.33%) AIX
5 1 (1.37%) MVS
5 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Migration
2 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.33%) Project Management
3 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
3 7 (9.59%) Test Scripting
4 5 (6.85%) Risk Management
4 5 (6.85%) Test Strategy
4 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
5 4 (5.48%) Financial Modelling
5 4 (5.48%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (5.48%) Network Design
5 4 (5.48%) Re-Platforming
5 4 (5.48%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (4.11%) ITSM
6 3 (4.11%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (4.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.11%) Test Management
6 3 (4.11%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.11%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (2.74%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 64 (87.67%) COBOL
2 20 (27.40%) C
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 4 (5.48%) C++
5 2 (2.74%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (13.70%) 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 25 (34.25%) ICL
2 24 (32.88%) Micro Focus
3 21 (28.77%) Red Hat
4 14 (19.18%) Fujitsu
5 7 (9.59%) Oracle
6 5 (6.85%) HP
7 1 (1.37%) IBM