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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
ICL VME
UK
Rank 587 585 586
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing VME 12 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.081% 0.067%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 35 24
Median daily rate £400 £308 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -18.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £489 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £308 £376
% change year-on-year +29.87% -18.13%  
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 9283 11396 11367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 21.58% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5904 7042 6467
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £199 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 682 920
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VME over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VME in the UK

VME
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VME in the UK

VME
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 12 £400 +29.87%
East of England - 6 £513 -
Essex - 6 £513 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 5 £375 +27.11%
North East -8 5 £375 +27.11%
Tyne and Wear -13 5 £375 +27.11%
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £500 -
London - 1 £350 -

VME
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 34 (68.00%) COBOL
2 29 (58.00%) ICL
3 25 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (40.00%) StarTeam
4 20 (40.00%) ITIL
4 20 (40.00%) HP
5 18 (36.00%) Change Management
5 18 (36.00%) Data Management
5 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
6 16 (32.00%) Oracle
7 14 (28.00%) Service Management
7 14 (28.00%) Linux
7 14 (28.00%) TDD
7 14 (28.00%) DevOps
8 13 (26.00%) WebLogic
9 12 (24.00%) ITSM
9 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
9 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (20.00%) Fujitsu
10 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 10 (20.00%) Mainframe
11 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
11 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (16.00%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
12 8 (16.00%) Unix
13 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
13 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
13 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery

VME
Top Related 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 13 (26.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.00%) Tuxedo
3 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.00%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.00%) IaaS
2 4 (8.00%) PaaS
2 4 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) LDAP
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.00%) DB2
3 2 (4.00%) IDMS
4 1 (2.00%) Ingres
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) StarTeam
2 6 (12.00%) PVCS
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) Operations Engineer
3 13 (26.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Lead Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Technical Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.00%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Digital Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) DBA
8 3 (6.00%) Digital Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Lead Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (4.00%) Administrator
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.00%) Configuration Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) J2EE
1 6 (12.00%) JSP
1 6 (12.00%) Servlets
1 6 (12.00%) XML
1 6 (12.00%) XML Schema
1 6 (12.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Tandem
4 2 (4.00%) CMDB
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) MVS
4 3 (6.00%) Windows
5 1 (2.00%) AIX
5 1 (2.00%) HPUX
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) ITIL
2 18 (36.00%) Change Management
2 18 (36.00%) Data Management
2 18 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 14 (28.00%) DevOps
3 14 (28.00%) Service Management
3 14 (28.00%) TDD
4 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) ITSM
4 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
5 10 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (14.00%) High Availability
7 7 (14.00%) Release Management
8 6 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (12.00%) OO
8 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (12.00%) Scrum
8 6 (12.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 34 (68.00%) COBOL
2 3 (6.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (4.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) Ruby
3 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) ICL
2 20 (40.00%) HP
3 16 (32.00%) Oracle
4 10 (20.00%) Fujitsu
5 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.00%) Informatica
7 2 (4.00%) CA
7 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.00%) Brocade
8 1 (2.00%) Capita
8 1 (2.00%) EMC
8 1 (2.00%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.00%) VMware