Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VAX in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VAX over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

DEC VAX
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 852 859
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing VAX 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.001% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.006% 0.003% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £34.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £29.50
90th Percentile £47.50 - £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £34.50

VAX is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,553 31,668 35,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.48% 32.68% 32.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,471 20,668 22,536
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 1,114 1,414
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.24% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.35 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.20% - +14.29%

VAX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VAX in the UK

VAX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VAX in the UK

VAX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VAX in the UK

VAX
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VAX within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 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 +4 2 - - 3
England -2 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
North of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VAX 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 VAX.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) OpenVMS
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading

VAX
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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) OpenVMS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++