The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VAX in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VAX over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
DEC VAX
Rank 594 580 541
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Contract jobs citing VAX 1 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.006% 0.012% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.70 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.32% +9.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.70 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +9.48%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

VAX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VAX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VAX
Daily Rate Trend

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

VAX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VAX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VAX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VAX
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VAX within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -31 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

VAX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VAX 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 VAX.

1 3 (100.00%) VMS
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) OpenView
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) Legato
2 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 2 (66.67%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (66.67%) Netcool
2 2 (66.67%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (66.67%) Control-M
2 2 (66.67%) Remedy
2 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 2 (66.67%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) SecurID
2 2 (66.67%) Wall Street Systems
2 2 (66.67%) Hedge funds
2 2 (66.67%) HP SIM
3 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared

VAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VAX 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 VAX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Financial Institution
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) AS400
1 2 (66.67%) SecurID
1 2 (66.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) VMS
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) OpenView
1 2 (66.67%) Legato
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli NetView
1 2 (66.67%) Netcool
1 2 (66.67%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (66.67%) Control-M
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (66.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
1 2 (66.67%) Remedy
1 2 (66.67%) Wall Street Systems