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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
OpenVMS
UK
Rank 603 633 618
Rank change year-on-year +30 -15  
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 6 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.009%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.065% 0.070% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £450 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +200.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £150
% change year-on-year - +200.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenVMS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9269 11457 11583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.53% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5907 7099 6585
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 681 957
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

OpenVMS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OpenVMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenVMS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenVMS in the UK

OpenVMS
Top 3 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 6 - - 1
London +34 6 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

OpenVMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (93.33%) Unix
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
1 14 (93.33%) RACF
1 14 (93.33%) TACACS
1 14 (93.33%) Tandem
1 14 (93.33%) SIEM
1 14 (93.33%) iSeries
2 12 (80.00%) Mentoring
2 12 (80.00%) Coaching
2 12 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (73.33%) Security Operations
4 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (66.67%) Network Security
4 10 (66.67%) Banking
5 9 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 8 (53.33%) Information Security
6 8 (53.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (53.33%) Finance
7 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (26.67%) Law
8 4 (26.67%) Security Monitoring
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (13.33%) FireEye
9 2 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Attack Monitoring
9 2 (13.33%) GIAC
9 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (13.33%) Service Management

OpenVMS
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) TACACS
2 12 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (66.67%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 10 (66.67%) Banking
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Security Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) iSeries
1 14 (93.33%) Tandem
2 12 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (60.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Unix
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) zOS
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) SIEM
2 12 (80.00%) Coaching
2 12 (80.00%) Mentoring
3 11 (73.33%) Security Operations
4 8 (53.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (53.33%) Information Security
5 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (26.67%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (13.33%) Attack Monitoring
7 2 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) GCIH
1 2 (13.33%) GIAC
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) FireEye
1 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
1 2 (13.33%) Sourcefire