The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
UK / England
Rank 571 601 575
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -26
Contract jobs citing VSAM 3 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.021% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.023% 0.068% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 9
Median daily rate £228 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -31.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £325 £475
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12911 14777 14482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.28% 30.99% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8380 9665 9031
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 539 598
Median hourly rate £20.99 £21.34 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +25.00%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in England

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in England

VSAM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VSAM Hourly Rate Trend in England

VSAM
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the England region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £228 -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VSAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 9 (100.00%) DB2
1 9 (100.00%) CICS
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (77.78%) COBOL
3 6 (66.67%) JCL
4 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 4 (44.44%) IBM
5 3 (33.33%) Assembly Language
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) ChangeMan
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) QA
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) SWIFT
6 2 (22.22%) R
6 2 (22.22%) Workflow
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) Adabas
6 2 (22.22%) ETL
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) DataStage
6 2 (22.22%) TIBCO

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) Adabas
2 2 (22.22%) DataStage
2 2 (22.22%) Pentaho
3 1 (11.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) ChangeMan
2 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
2 1 (11.11%) Firebug
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) The Grinder
2 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
2 2 (22.22%) TIBCO Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) SWIFT
3 1 (11.11%) AS400
3 1 (11.11%) Blog
3 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Line Management
2 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) COBOL
2 6 (66.67%) JCL
3 3 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) NATURAL
4 2 (22.22%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
1 1 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
3 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle