Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VME skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VME over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

ICL VME
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 835 822
Rank change year-on-year -10 -13 -9
Contract jobs citing VME 4 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.004% 0.042% 0.047%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.020% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 31
England median daily rate £463 £345 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.06% -17.86% +17.48%
10th Percentile £379 £269 £363
90th Percentile £556 £436 £675
UK median daily rate £463 £345 £420
% change year-on-year +34.06% -17.86% +17.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

VME is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19716 20830 22634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.96% 21.56% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12689 13296 13488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £572
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1197 1178 1836
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.90%

VME
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VME as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VME in England

VME
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VME in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VME in England

VME
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VME in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VME in England

VME
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VME in England

VME
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VME within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +32 2 £463 +12.80%
South East +7 2 - -
North East +61 1 £375 -16.67%
North West -5 1 £550 +44.74%
VME
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for VME.

1 4 (100.00%) TPMS
2 3 (75.00%) Fujitsu
2 3 (75.00%) Refactoring
2 3 (75.00%) IDMS
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) OpenVMS
2 3 (75.00%) Fortran
2 3 (75.00%) Pascal
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

VME
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (100.00%) TPMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) IDMS
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Presales Solution Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) OpenVMS
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
1 3 (75.00%) Fortran
1 3 (75.00%) Pascal
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Fujitsu
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle