The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 619 584
Contract jobs citing VME 0 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.065% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 22 48
Median daily rate - £330 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £330 £396
% change year-on-year - -16.65%  
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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9844 12513 12202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.89% 23.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6134 7886 7140
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 659 953
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

VME
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

VME
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VME in the UK

VME
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VME in the UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 with a requirement for VME.

1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
1 12 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 10 (83.33%) DevOps
3 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Data Management
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (50.00%) Informatica
4 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (50.00%) Service Management
4 6 (50.00%) XML Schema
4 6 (50.00%) Change Management
4 6 (50.00%) PVCS
4 6 (50.00%) JSP
4 6 (50.00%) Servlets
4 6 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) XSLT
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Unix
4 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (50.00%) UML
4 6 (50.00%) OO
4 6 (50.00%) COBOL
4 6 (50.00%) J2EE
4 6 (50.00%) Tuxedo
4 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (50.00%) ITSM
4 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS

VME
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (50.00%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) PVCS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Digital Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE Architect
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE
1 6 (50.00%) JSP
1 6 (50.00%) Servlets
1 6 (50.00%) XML
1 6 (50.00%) XML Schema
1 6 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) DevOps
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Change Management
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) Data Management
3 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) ITSM
3 6 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) Service Management
3 6 (50.00%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) Informatica
3 5 (41.67%) Fujitsu
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft