The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenVMS
Rank 588 563 578
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.049% 0.062% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£363 £306 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +104.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £318 £150
% change year-on-year
- +111.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.50
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12331 11374 12051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.25% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7001 6237 5961
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1015 1232
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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
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 31 July 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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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
London +21 6 £363 +18.36%
England -27 6 £363 +20.83%

OpenVMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (55.56%) JDBC
2 5 (55.56%) VMS
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) DCL
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
3 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (33.33%) Sun
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) HPUX
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas File System
4 3 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared

OpenVMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
2 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) DBA
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) JDBC
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) VMS
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) HPUX
2 3 (33.33%) Solaris
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) DCL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas File System
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Sun
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Veritas
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) VMware