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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 579 537 541
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +4
Contract jobs citing VSAM 19 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.059% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
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£400 £170 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% -54.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £250 £375
% change year-on-year
+65.00% -33.33%
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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16066 15242 14160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 32.19% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10426 9728 8425
Average daily rate £415 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 619 779
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 November 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 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
East Midlands - 7 £325 -
North West - 7 £425 - 1
London +3 3 £300 +76.47%
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 28 (82.35%) Mainframe
2 27 (79.41%) COBOL
2 27 (79.41%) CICS
3 23 (67.65%) JCL
4 19 (55.88%) DB2
5 16 (47.06%) IBM
5 16 (47.06%) Finance
6 10 (29.41%) DataStage
7 8 (23.53%) zOS
7 8 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (20.59%) Banking
8 7 (20.59%) MQSeries
9 6 (17.65%) Middleware
10 5 (14.71%) Easytrieve
10 5 (14.71%) SQL
10 5 (14.71%) Assembly Language
10 5 (14.71%) REXX
10 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
10 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (11.76%) OMEGAMON
11 4 (11.76%) CA
11 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.76%) AIX
11 4 (11.76%) Solaris
11 4 (11.76%) Linux
11 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.76%) MS Office
11 4 (11.76%) Change Management

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 27 (79.41%) CICS
2 7 (20.59%) MQSeries
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (55.88%) DB2
2 10 (29.41%) DataStage
3 5 (14.71%) Easytrieve
3 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
4 3 (8.82%) Adabas
5 2 (5.88%) Big Data
6 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 3 (8.82%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Architect
1 8 (23.53%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Mainframe Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Mainframe Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Mainframe Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Programmer
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Design Manager
6 1 (2.94%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Design Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 1 (2.94%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.94%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (82.35%) Mainframe
2 8 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) zOS
2 4 (11.76%) AIX
2 4 (11.76%) Solaris
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.88%) System Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Time Management
4 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (2.94%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.94%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (2.94%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) COBOL
2 23 (67.65%) JCL
3 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) Assembly Language
3 5 (14.71%) REXX
4 3 (8.82%) NATURAL
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (5.88%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) IBM
2 4 (11.76%) CA
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) Splunk
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle