Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for OpenVMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenVMS over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

OpenVMS
England > South East
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 344 373
Rank change year-on-year +74 +29 -
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 12 18 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.12% 0.018%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.52% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £473 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.13% -3.03% -
10th Percentile £412 £386 £369
90th Percentile £577 £445 £466
England median daily rate £473 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +18.13% +1.27% -21.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

OpenVMS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,033 3,440 3,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.01% 21.99% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,178 2,025 2,097
Median daily rate £391 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.15% +3.13% +2.24%
10th Percentile £125 £159 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 284 290
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £50.30
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year - +0.40% +4.06%

OpenVMS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing OpenVMS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for OpenVMS in the South East

OpenVMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OpenVMS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for OpenVMS in the South East

OpenVMS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OpenVMS in the South East over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for OpenVMS in the South East

OpenVMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OpenVMS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for OpenVMS in the South East

OpenVMS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVMS within the South East region over the 6 months to 3 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +36 12 £473 +18.13%
Berkshire +30 12 £473 +18.13%
OpenVMS
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing OpenVMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for OpenVMS.

1 11 (91.67%) Fortran
2 9 (75.00%) C
3 8 (66.67%) PowerBuilder
3 8 (66.67%) ProC
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
4 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
5 6 (50.00%) C++
5 6 (50.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) VC++
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Release Management
6 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (41.67%) Service Management
6 5 (41.67%) Change Management
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (41.67%) SDLC
6 5 (41.67%) Analytical Thinking
6 5 (41.67%) Decision-Making
6 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
7 4 (33.33%) SLA
7 4 (33.33%) VMS
8 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (25.00%) Degree

OpenVMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) PowerBuilder
1 8 (66.67%) ProC
2 1 (8.33%) PVCS
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Applications Support
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Fortran Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Graduate
3 3 (25.00%) Graduate Applications Support
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Fortran Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) OpenVMS Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Support Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) VMS Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (8.33%) OpenVMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
1 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Thinking
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Decision-Making
2 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (41.67%) Release Management
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Fortran
2 9 (75.00%) C
3 6 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle