The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for VME skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VME over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 131 120
Contract jobs citing VME 0 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.83% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 3.88% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 21 31
Median daily rate - £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £330 £393
% change year-on-year - -15.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VME is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 639 800 814
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.03% 21.32% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 470 428
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 87
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.79 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £21.00 £20.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

VME
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing VME as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for VME in the North West

VME
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VME in the North West

VME
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VME in the North West