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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 - 635
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VAX 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% - 0.002%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.039% - 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - -

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15365 17649 17726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.20% 33.26% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 11571 11114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 579 649
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

VAX
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 5 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Dorset - 6 - -
South West - 6 - -
England - 6 - -
Dorchester - 1 - -
Weymouth - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) Sun
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) Back Office
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (42.86%) NAS
3 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (42.86%) WSUS
3 3 (42.86%) RMADS
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) .NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) NAS
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (85.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) IT Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) IT Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) JD Edwards