Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 13 December 2018 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
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 884 883
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1 +32
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 45 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.051% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 2 3
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £425
90th Percentile £456 £553 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 -
% change year-on-year -5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
UK median hourly rate - £26.44 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.44 -

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 22,093 21,493 21,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 20.82% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,699 13,722 13,678
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £163 £170 £193
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,276 1,287
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.62 £15.63
% change year-on-year -0.74% +6.38% -2.77%

OpenVMS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenVMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OpenVMS in the UK

OpenVMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenVMS.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenVMS in the UK

OpenVMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenVMS in the UK

OpenVMS
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVMS within the UK over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
UK excluding London +18 44 £425 -5.56% 3
England +18 39 £425 -5.56% 3
South East +25 38 £425 - 3
Wales - 6 £413 -
London - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 with a requirement for OpenVMS.

1 33 (73.33%) Oracle
2 27 (60.00%) SQL
3 25 (55.56%) XML
4 24 (53.33%) C
5 21 (46.67%) Oracle Database
6 19 (42.22%) Windows
7 18 (40.00%) PVCS
7 18 (40.00%) C++
7 18 (40.00%) CMS
8 17 (37.78%) Fortran
9 15 (33.33%) ProC
10 14 (31.11%) Unix
10 14 (31.11%) STL
11 12 (26.67%) PL/SQL
12 10 (22.22%) IaaS
13 9 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 9 (20.00%) Replication
14 8 (17.78%) IBM
15 7 (15.56%) PowerBuilder
16 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
16 6 (13.33%) Tivoli
16 6 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 6 (13.33%) MQSeries
16 6 (13.33%) AIX
17 5 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
17 5 (11.11%) Storage Management
17 5 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 4 (8.89%) VMS
18 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
19 3 (6.67%) Waterfall

OpenVMS
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (40.00%) CMS
2 6 (13.33%) MQSeries
2 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) PVCS
2 15 (33.33%) ProC
3 7 (15.56%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (4.44%) CMake
4 2 (4.44%) Gradle
5 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Fortran Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 8 (17.78%) DBA
5 7 (15.56%) C Developer
5 7 (15.56%) C++ Developer
5 7 (15.56%) SQL Developer
6 6 (13.33%) C/C++ Developer
6 6 (13.33%) PL/SQL Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Systems Support
7 5 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
8 4 (8.89%) OpenVMS Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (6.67%) Development DBA
9 3 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
10 2 (4.44%) AIX Support
10 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (55.56%) XML
2 14 (31.11%) STL
3 9 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.22%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Replication
2 5 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Unix
3 6 (13.33%) AIX
4 4 (8.89%) VMS
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) Storage Management
2 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
3 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.67%) SDLC
3 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.44%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) OO
4 2 (4.44%) Open Source
4 2 (4.44%) Refactoring
4 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.22%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) SQL
2 24 (53.33%) C
3 18 (40.00%) C++
4 17 (37.78%) Fortran
5 12 (26.67%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (4.44%) Perl
7 2 (4.44%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) C#
8 1 (2.22%) COBOL
8 1 (2.22%) Pascal
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 5 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) IBM