The table below looks at the statistics for OpenVMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenVMS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenVMS
Rank 599 570 581
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +11
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 7 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.055% 0.076% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £328 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12683 11893 12142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 22.57% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6627 6193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1084 1015 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

OpenVMS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OpenVMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenVMS
Daily Rate Trend

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

OpenVMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenVMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenVMS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

OpenVMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OpenVMS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OpenVMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenVMS
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVMS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
England -20 7 £400 +33.33%
London +18 6 £363 +18.36%

OpenVMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (50.00%) VMS
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) JDBC
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) DCL
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (30.00%) Sun
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) HPUX
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas File System
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared

OpenVMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) CICS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (10.00%) Ingres
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) IDMS
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle DBA
1 6 (60.00%) DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) JDBC
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) VMS
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) HPUX
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) DCL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas File System
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Sun
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) Veritas
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) VMware