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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenVMS
Rank 603 570 594
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +24
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 9 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.030% 0.017%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.071% 0.13% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 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 £270 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
+94.44% +8.00%
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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
England -16 9 £400 +33.33%
London +10 6 £363 +3.57%

OpenVMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) VMS
3 5 (55.56%) JDBC
3 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (55.56%) DCL
4 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
4 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
4 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Pascal
5 2 (22.22%) Fortran
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (11.11%) IDMS
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8

OpenVMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) Relational Database
2 4 (44.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) IDMS
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) Ingres
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) DBA
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Database Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) JDBC
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) VMS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) DCL
3 2 (22.22%) Pascal
3 2 (22.22%) Fortran
3 2 (22.22%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft