The table below looks at the statistics for OpenVMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenVMS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenVMS
Rank 584 570 562
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.014% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.043% 0.061% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
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£160 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £525 £300
% change year-on-year
-69.52% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11517 11452 10932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.67% 22.76% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6844 6611 6223
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 995 966
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.73 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

OpenVMS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenVMS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

OpenVMS Jobs Demand Trend in England

OpenVMS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenVMS across the England region.

OpenVMS Daily Rate Trend in England

OpenVMS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

OpenVMS Hourly Rate Trend in England

OpenVMS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVMS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 4 £160 -
London +13 1 - -
OpenVMS
UK

OpenVMS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OpenVMS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OpenVMS.

1 5 (62.50%) Pascal
1 5 (62.50%) VAX
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 4 (50.00%) Ada
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) VMS
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) iSeries
5 1 (12.50%) Tandem
5 1 (12.50%) DCL
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Law
5 1 (12.50%) Clustering
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) Compaq
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) zOS
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre

OpenVMS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OpenVMS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OpenVMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Ada Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) OpenVMS Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) VAX
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) iSeries
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) VMS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Pascal
2 4 (50.00%) Ada
2 4 (50.00%) Assembly Language
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) DCL
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Compaq