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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenVMS
Rank 599 527 573
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +46
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 4 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.051% 0.031%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.032% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 10
Average daily rate £450 £400 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £267 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £415 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £279 £363
% change year-on-year
+59.64% -23.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12552 10196 12099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 20.98% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6956 5448 6170
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1001 1168
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.02 £37.50 £38.00
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
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 10 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -54 4 £450 +12.50% 1
South East -10 3 £445 +30.88%
Berkshire - 3 £445 -
London -52 1 £525 +31.25% 1
Slough - - - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - - - -
Livingston - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1

OpenVMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (72.73%) UNIX
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) C
2 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (27.27%) HPUX
5 3 (27.27%) Solaris
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) Sun
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas File System
5 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (18.18%) Relational Database

OpenVMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) jMock
2 1 (9.09%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Hudson
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Systems Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
2 1 (9.09%) Java EE
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Struts
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) UNIX
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) HPUX
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C
2 5 (45.45%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) PowerHouse
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) Pascal
4 2 (18.18%) DCL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas File System
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Sun
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) JBoss