Period
to 24 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 804 863 871
Rank change year-on-year +59 +8 +20
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 27 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.042% 0.015%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.20% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 3
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.05% +16.67%
10th Percentile £393 £363 £379
90th Percentile £518 £446 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
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 18,290 21,105 20,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.70% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,412 13,066 12,738
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £170 £183
90th Percentile £619 £607 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,242 1,517 1,186
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.84% -3.03% +1.54%

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 September 2019.

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
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 24 September 2019. 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
England +67 27 £425 -
UK excluding London +17 27 £425 -
South East +16 26 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £463 -
Midlands - 1 £463 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2019, 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 26 (96.30%) SQL
2 23 (85.19%) C
2 23 (85.19%) XML
2 23 (85.19%) Oracle
2 23 (85.19%) PVCS
3 22 (81.48%) CMS
4 18 (66.67%) Fortran
5 16 (59.26%) STL
5 16 (59.26%) C++
6 12 (44.44%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
8 8 (29.63%) ProC
8 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
9 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
10 5 (18.52%) SDLC
11 4 (14.81%) VMS
12 3 (11.11%) PowerBuilder
12 3 (11.11%) Java
12 3 (11.11%) Service Management
12 3 (11.11%) DCL
13 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
13 2 (7.41%) ITIL
13 2 (7.41%) SLA
13 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
13 2 (7.41%) Release Management
14 1 (3.70%) Power BI
14 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
14 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
14 1 (3.70%) Open Source
14 1 (3.70%) 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 22 (81.48%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
2 1 (3.70%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 23 (85.19%) PVCS
2 8 (29.63%) ProC
3 3 (11.11%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.70%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.70%) Toad
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) Fortran Developer
3 8 (29.63%) C Developer
4 7 (25.93%) C/C++ Developer
4 7 (25.93%) C++ Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Analyst Developer
5 4 (14.81%) OpenVMS Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (7.41%) PowerBuilder Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (85.19%) XML
2 16 (59.26%) STL
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) ActiveX
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
3 1 (3.70%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) VMS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Unit Testing
2 5 (18.52%) SDLC
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) OO
5 1 (3.70%) Open Source
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Server Management
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) SQL
2 23 (85.19%) C
3 18 (66.67%) Fortran
4 16 (59.26%) C++
5 8 (29.63%) PL/SQL
6 3 (11.11%) DCL
6 3 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (3.70%) C#
7 1 (3.70%) Korn
7 1 (3.70%) Pascal
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) VB
7 1 (3.70%) VB6
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft