Period
to 25 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 25 June 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 608 607 615
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -10
Contract jobs citing VME 24 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.049% 0.079% 0.022%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.37% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 8
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +24.61%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
90th Percentile £755 £554 £521
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +24.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10,508 11,300 10,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.59% 21.23% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,177 6,428 6,147
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £171
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 883 1,054 901
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.88% -3.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.43 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

VME
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VME as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VME in the UK excluding London

VME
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VME in the UK excluding London

VME
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VME in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VME in the UK excluding London

VME
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VME in the UK excluding London

VME
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 June 2019. 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 -5 10 £550 +37.50%
East of England +6 6 £400 -1.84%
North West +17 5 £638 +6.25%
North East -4 5 £550 +37.50%
South East - 5 £400 -
Midlands +19 3 £725 +81.25%
West Midlands +12 3 £725 +81.25%
VME
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing VME also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for VME.

1 24 (100.00%) COBOL
2 11 (45.83%) IDMS
3 7 (29.17%) Mainframe
4 6 (25.00%) ICL
5 5 (20.83%) IT Strategy
5 5 (20.83%) Thought Leadership
5 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
7 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (8.33%) Tuxedo
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) .NET
7 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (8.33%) Node.js
8 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.17%) Xamarin
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
8 1 (4.17%) DevOps
8 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (4.17%) Microservices
8 1 (4.17%) Ruby
8 1 (4.17%) Android

VME
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 2 (8.33%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) IDMS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (37.50%) Architect
4 5 (20.83%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Architect
5 2 (8.33%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) IT Strategy
1 5 (20.83%) Thought Leadership
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Co-Creation
4 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Kanban
4 1 (4.17%) Microservices
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) COBOL
2 2 (8.33%) PHP
2 2 (8.33%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) ICL
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Xamarin