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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
DEC VAX
Rank 582 552 526
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -26
Contract jobs citing VAX 1 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.002% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.007% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +15.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +15.27%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 -18 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

VAX
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Ada
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Military
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development

VAX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (100.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Electronics
1 1 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared