Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 881 885
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -20
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 11 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.051% 0.022% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% +26.89%
10th Percentile £363 £425 £226
90th Percentile £553 £495 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £160
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
UK median hourly rate £26.44 - £32.50
10th Percentile £25.80 - £28.75
90th Percentile £49.00 - £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.44 - £32.50

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 21544 22516 24506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.90% 21.44% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13698 14183 14429
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1293 1311 1957
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenVMS over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenVMS over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OpenVMS in the UK

OpenVMS
Top 7 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 24 November 2017. 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 +42 11 £450 - 1
England +1 11 £450 -
North of England - 5 £450 -
North East - 4 £350 -
East of England - 3 - -
South East - 3 - -
North West - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenVMS 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 OpenVMS.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) C++
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Unix
4 5 (45.45%) VMS
4 5 (45.45%) C
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Pascal
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (27.27%) ITSM
6 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 3 (27.27%) Fujitsu
6 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
6 3 (27.27%) IDMS
6 3 (27.27%) TPMS
6 3 (27.27%) VME
6 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Fortran
6 3 (27.27%) COBOL
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) Oracle
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) IIS
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) Internet
7 2 (18.18%) SLA

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 3 (27.27%) TPMS
2 2 (18.18%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) IDMS
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) OpenVMS Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Presales Solution Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Scripter
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Support
4 1 (9.09%) VMS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) VAX
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) VMS
4 3 (27.27%) VME
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) ITSM
2 3 (27.27%) Refactoring
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Presales
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) C
3 4 (36.36%) Pascal
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) COBOL
4 3 (27.27%) Fortran
4 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Fujitsu
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Cognos
2 1 (9.09%) Siemens