The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 77 76 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Contract jobs citing VSAM 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.26% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 0.99% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+32.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VSAM
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
326 303 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.35% 23.56% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 161 68
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -12.47%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VSAM
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VSAM across the Edinburgh region.

VSAM Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VSAM
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (100.00%) DB2
2 4 (66.67%) CICS
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) COBOL
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Finance

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) COBOL