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 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 563 555 554
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing VSAM 15 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.015% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.055% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
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£330 £223 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.31% -36.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £225 £463
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
UK

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
13109 12783 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.04% 26.58% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7937 8002 8058
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 546 721
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
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 England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSAM across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VSAM across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

VSAM Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 8 £330 +48.31%
North West - 3 - -
South East - 3 £300 -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 19 (86.36%) Mainframe
2 14 (63.64%) COBOL
2 14 (63.64%) CICS
3 13 (59.09%) JCL
4 12 (54.55%) DB2
5 10 (45.45%) IBM
6 9 (40.91%) zOS
7 6 (27.27%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) Banking
8 5 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (18.18%) DataStage
9 4 (18.18%) CA
9 4 (18.18%) MQSeries
10 3 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (13.64%) RACF
10 3 (13.64%) General Ledger
10 3 (13.64%) ISPF
11 2 (9.09%) System Testing
11 2 (9.09%) Time Management
11 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
11 2 (9.09%) Clustering
11 2 (9.09%) Middleware
11 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
11 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
11 2 (9.09%) Web Services
11 2 (9.09%) ITIL
11 2 (9.09%) UNIX
11 2 (9.09%) AIX

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 14 (63.64%) CICS
2 4 (18.18%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) DB2
2 4 (18.18%) DataStage
3 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
3 1 (4.55%) IDMS
3 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
3 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Dutch Language
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Mainframe Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Design Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
5 1 (4.55%) CICS Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) ISPF
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 19 (86.36%) Mainframe
2 5 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) zOS
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) AIX
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
1 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (9.09%) System Testing
1 2 (9.09%) Time Management
2 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
2 1 (4.55%) ETL
2 1 (4.55%) Project Management
2 1 (4.55%) Change Management
2 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) COBOL
2 13 (59.09%) JCL
3 2 (9.09%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.55%) REXX
4 1 (4.55%) NATURAL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) IBM
2 4 (18.18%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle