Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 883 820 876
Rank change year-on-year -63 +56 -24
Contract jobs citing VAX 1 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.002% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.003% 0.007% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median daily rate - - £440
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £440
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.11% -8.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.50

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 34,295 30,679 35,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.94% 33.65% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,535 19,896 23,168
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £260 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,063 1,086 1,259
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.99 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.36% -1.66% +21.94%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.22 £19.30 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.95% -8.08% +20.00%

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VAX 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 VAX.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
1 1 (100.00%) OpenVMS
1 1 (100.00%) DECnet
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) DCL
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DECnet
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Migration Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) OpenVMS
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) DCL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle