The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
ICL VME
Rank 609 592 589
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing VME 21 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.028% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.13% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 1
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£419 £683 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.64% +468.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £550 -
% change year-on-year
-23.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.50 -

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
12631 12687 12063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.31% 22.44% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7478 7239 6738
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1094 1023
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 19 £418 -38.82%
Tyne and Wear -17 13 £425 -22.72%
North East -20 13 £425 -22.72%
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 12 £420 -23.63%
North West - 6 £409 -
Lancashire - 6 £409 -
Blackpool - 6 £409 -
Peel - 1 £435 -
Isle of Man - 1 £435 -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 60 (65.93%) COBOL
2 40 (43.96%) Mainframe
2 40 (43.96%) Migration
3 35 (38.46%) Relational Database
4 21 (23.08%) UNIX
4 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 20 (21.98%) QA
5 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
6 19 (20.88%) RDBMS
7 18 (19.78%) Data Conversion
8 17 (18.68%) Tuxedo
9 15 (16.48%) SQL
10 14 (15.38%) Data Modelling
10 14 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 13 (14.29%) Java
11 13 (14.29%) Middleware
12 12 (13.19%) Integration Testing
13 11 (12.09%) Configuration Management
14 10 (10.99%) Finance
14 10 (10.99%) Linux
14 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (10.99%) Test Strategy
14 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (9.89%) ICL
16 8 (8.79%) Supplier Management
16 8 (8.79%) CRM
16 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
16 8 (8.79%) Micro Focus
16 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
17 7 (7.69%) MVS

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 17 (18.68%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.10%) TPMS
2 1 (1.10%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.46%) Relational Database
2 19 (20.88%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.69%) IDMS
3 7 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.40%) OLTP
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Architect
2 17 (18.68%) Test Manager
3 12 (13.19%) Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.79%) COBOL Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (7.69%) Environment Manager
7 6 (6.59%) Applications Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.30%) Author
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Author
10 2 (2.20%) Tester
10 2 (2.20%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.20%) Middleware Architect
11 1 (1.10%) Cloud Architect
11 1 (1.10%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 1 (1.10%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) Middleware
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) J2EE
3 1 (1.10%) SOAP
3 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.10%) Java SE
3 1 (1.10%) Java EE
3 1 (1.10%) Java EE 5
3 1 (1.10%) JPA
3 1 (1.10%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (43.96%) Mainframe
2 18 (19.78%) Data Conversion
3 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.08%) UNIX
2 10 (10.99%) Linux
3 7 (7.69%) MVS
4 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.40%) AIX
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.30%) Windows
6 1 (1.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (43.96%) Migration
2 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 14 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 14 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 12 (13.19%) Integration Testing
5 11 (12.09%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.99%) Test Strategy
7 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.79%) CRM
7 8 (8.79%) Supplier Management
8 7 (7.69%) Workflow
8 7 (7.69%) Open Source
9 6 (6.59%) User Stories
9 6 (6.59%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.49%) Validation
11 4 (4.40%) Project Management
11 4 (4.40%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (4.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 60 (65.93%) COBOL
2 15 (16.48%) SQL
3 13 (14.29%) Java
4 7 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (1.10%) C++
5 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.10%) VB
5 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) OCAJ
4 1 (1.10%) OCP
4 1 (1.10%) OCA
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) ICL
2 8 (8.79%) Micro Focus
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.69%) HP
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle
4 5 (5.49%) IBM
5 4 (4.40%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.20%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.10%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (1.10%) SAP