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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
ICL VME
Rank 586 568 529
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -39
Contract jobs citing VME 22 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.002% 0.028%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.008% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 12
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£328 £95 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+245.40% -66.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £95 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £95 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 - £288
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
12698 11766 10989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.96% 22.77% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7520 6542 5800
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1064 1137
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 2014.

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 4 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 18 December 2014. 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 -8 22 £328 +245.40%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £330 -
North East - 17 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £330 -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 26 (78.79%) COBOL
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 15 (45.45%) UNIX
4 15 (45.45%) Migration
5 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
6 12 (36.36%) Micro Focus
7 9 (27.27%) Middleware
7 9 (27.27%) Open Source
8 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.21%) Linux
10 5 (15.15%) MVS
10 5 (15.15%) Tuxedo
10 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.15%) ICL
10 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
10 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
10 5 (15.15%) Scala
11 4 (12.12%) System Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Fujitsu
12 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
12 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 3 (9.09%) HP
12 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
13 2 (6.06%) SOAP
13 2 (6.06%) JBoss
13 2 (6.06%) J2EE
13 2 (6.06%) Oracle

VME
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 5 (15.15%) Tuxedo
2 2 (6.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Architect
3 9 (27.27%) COBOL Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Applications Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) COBOL Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Applications Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Digital Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Senior COBOL Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Middleware
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) JPA
3 1 (3.03%) Java EE 5
3 1 (3.03%) Java SE
3 1 (3.03%) Java EE
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Open Source
2 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) UNIX
2 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Integration Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.12%) System Testing
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) BCP
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) COBOL
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) OCAJ
3 1 (3.03%) OCP
3 1 (3.03%) OCA
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Micro Focus
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) ICL
3 4 (12.12%) Fujitsu
4 3 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (3.03%) Borland