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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenVMS
Rank 624 609 588
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -21
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 6 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.012% 0.021%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.048% 0.055% 0.091%
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 - -

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
12482 12618 12040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.38% 22.32% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7418 7200 6733
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 1099 1021
Average hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 5 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 3 September 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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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 -11 6 £160 -60.00%
South East - 4 £160 -
Bracknell - 4 £160 -
Berkshire - 4 £160 -
London -12 2 - -

OpenVMS
Top 28 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Pascal
1 5 (55.56%) VAX
2 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Ada
2 4 (44.44%) Assembly Language
3 3 (33.33%) VMS
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) zOS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) iSeries
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Law
4 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (22.22%) Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Tandem
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) DCL
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) Compaq

OpenVMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SSL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Law
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Ada Software Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) OpenVMS Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) VAX
2 4 (44.44%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) iSeries
3 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 2 (22.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) VMS
3 2 (22.22%) zOS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Pascal
2 4 (44.44%) Ada
2 4 (44.44%) Assembly Language
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) DCL
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Compaq