Period
to 24 March 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 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 848 885 839
Rank change year-on-year +37 -46 +30
Contract jobs citing OpenVMS 26 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% 0.028% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -21.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 -
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19,899 21,224 19,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.61% 20.78% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,503 13,571 12,366
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £193
90th Percentile £613 £613 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,207 1,273 1,238
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.86
% change year-on-year +0.88% - -3.88%

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 24 March 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 +44 25 £400 +1.27% 1
UK excluding London +29 24 £400 +6.67% 1
South East +19 23 £400 -3.03% 1
London +42 2 £450 +8.43%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) C
3 16 (61.54%) XML
3 16 (61.54%) Oracle
4 12 (46.15%) CMS
5 11 (42.31%) PVCS
5 11 (42.31%) C++
5 11 (42.31%) PL/SQL
5 11 (42.31%) ProC
5 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
6 9 (34.62%) Fortran
7 6 (23.08%) STL
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Spring
8 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (15.38%) Web Development
9 4 (15.38%) Unix
10 3 (11.54%) Linux
10 3 (11.54%) Python
10 3 (11.54%) Perl
10 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
10 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
10 3 (11.54%) Migration
10 3 (11.54%) Gradle
10 3 (11.54%) CMake
10 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
11 2 (7.69%) SDLC
11 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring

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 12 (46.15%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) ProC
1 11 (42.31%) PVCS
2 3 (11.54%) CMake
2 3 (11.54%) Gradle
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
3 1 (3.85%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Developer
2 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL Developer
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Fortran Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Applications Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 2 (7.69%) C/C++ Developer
6 2 (7.69%) C++ Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Fortran Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) STL
3 5 (19.23%) Spring
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) RIA
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
2 4 (15.38%) Web Development
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Refactoring
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Decision-Making
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 20 (76.92%) C
3 11 (42.31%) C++
3 11 (42.31%) PL/SQL
4 9 (34.62%) Fortran
5 3 (11.54%) Perl
5 3 (11.54%) Python
6 2 (7.69%) COBOL
6 2 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) Pascal
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) webMethods