The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VAX in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VAX over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
DEC VAX
Rank - 609 608
Contract jobs citing VAX 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.006% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £275 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.50

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
17737 17281 17007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.07% 31.88% 31.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11534 10640 10486
Median daily rate £425 £413 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 704 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

VAX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VAX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VAX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VAX.

1 11 (100.00%) VMS
1 11 (100.00%) DCL
2 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (63.64%) Time Management
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) COBOL
5 2 (18.18%) OpenVMS

VAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) VMS Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) VAX Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) OpenVMS Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) VAX VMS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) VMS
2 2 (18.18%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Time Management
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) DCL
2 2 (18.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared