The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank - - 219
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VSAM
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1712 2343 2532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.43% 32.33% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1198 1716 1909
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 61 58
Average hourly rate £18.18 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.15 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSAM across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSAM across the City of London region.

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VSAM
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VSAM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VSAM.

1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) SMS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VSAM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VSAM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM