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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 568 559 550
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing VSAM 27 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.022% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.069% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
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£438 £330 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% +97.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £295 £168
% change year-on-year
+52.54% +76.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
16511 16046 15561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.51% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10581 9839 9417
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 624 668
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
North West -16 12 £450 - 2
London -3 5 £291 -17.37% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £500 -
South East -10 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £325 - 3
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 33 (82.50%) Mainframe
2 32 (80.00%) CICS
3 22 (55.00%) COBOL
3 22 (55.00%) DB2
4 19 (47.50%) JCL
5 18 (45.00%) Finance
6 17 (42.50%) IBM
6 17 (42.50%) CA
7 13 (32.50%) zOS
8 12 (30.00%) UNIX
9 11 (27.50%) RACF
10 10 (25.00%) ITIL
11 9 (22.50%) DataStage
12 8 (20.00%) SQL
13 7 (17.50%) CA Endevor
13 7 (17.50%) Time Sharing Option
14 6 (15.00%) OMEGAMON
14 6 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
14 6 (15.00%) Middleware
14 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
15 5 (12.50%) AIX
15 5 (12.50%) Migration
15 5 (12.50%) Pentaho
15 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
16 4 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 4 (10.00%) zSecure
16 4 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 4 (10.00%) Banking
16 4 (10.00%) Solaris
16 4 (10.00%) Windows

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 32 (80.00%) CICS
2 2 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) SNA
2 4 (10.00%) SMS
2 4 (10.00%) SMTP
2 4 (10.00%) FTP
3 3 (7.50%) SSL
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
5 1 (2.50%) NAS
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (55.00%) DB2
2 9 (22.50%) DataStage
3 5 (12.50%) Pentaho
4 4 (10.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (5.00%) Adabas
6 1 (2.50%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) ChangeMan
General
1 18 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Architect
2 7 (17.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Programmer
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Design Leader
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (7.50%) Designer
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.00%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Architect
6 1 (2.50%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Mainframe DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) ISPF
3 2 (5.00%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 33 (82.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (7.50%) AS400
3 3 (7.50%) BYOD
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) zOS
2 12 (30.00%) UNIX
3 5 (12.50%) AIX
4 4 (10.00%) Solaris
4 4 (10.00%) Windows
5 3 (7.50%) MVS
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.50%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.00%) ETL
3 4 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Stress Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.50%) High Availability
6 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Scrum
6 1 (2.50%) Line Management
6 1 (2.50%) People Management
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) COBOL
2 19 (47.50%) JCL
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (10.00%) REXX
5 3 (7.50%) Java
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.00%) NATURAL
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) RACF
2 7 (17.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (10.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) CA Endevor
2 6 (15.00%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (10.00%) zSecure
4 3 (7.50%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (7.50%) Control-M
5 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) IBM
1 17 (42.50%) CA
2 3 (7.50%) Ab Initio
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
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