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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 559 555 544
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing VSAM 16 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.017% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.051% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
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£450 £375 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +123.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £290 £168
% change year-on-year
+63.79% +73.13%
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
15867 15579 15139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.88% 32.54% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10103 9665 9162
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 597 658
Average hourly rate £18.61 £20.80 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.53% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 6 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 6 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 -11 7 £450 - 1
East Midlands -6 4 - -
London +2 2 £370 -1.33% 3
South East - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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 29 (85.29%) CICS
2 28 (82.35%) Mainframe
3 21 (61.76%) COBOL
4 18 (52.94%) DB2
4 18 (52.94%) IBM
5 17 (50.00%) Finance
5 17 (50.00%) JCL
6 16 (47.06%) CA
7 11 (32.35%) zOS
7 11 (32.35%) UNIX
8 10 (29.41%) DataStage
9 9 (26.47%) ITIL
10 8 (23.53%) Middleware
11 7 (20.59%) RACF
11 7 (20.59%) SQL
11 7 (20.59%) Linux
11 7 (20.59%) AIX
11 7 (20.59%) CA Endevor
12 6 (17.65%) BYOD
12 6 (17.65%) Solaris
13 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
13 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
13 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (14.71%) ISPF
14 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
15 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
15 3 (8.82%) MQSeries

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 29 (85.29%) CICS
2 3 (8.82%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) SNA
2 1 (2.94%) SSL
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) SMS
2 1 (2.94%) SMTP
2 1 (2.94%) FTP
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (52.94%) DB2
2 10 (29.41%) DataStage
3 5 (14.71%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.94%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Toad
1 1 (2.94%) ChangeMan
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
1 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Technical Design Leader
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (8.82%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.88%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Middleware
2 5 (14.71%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (82.35%) Mainframe
2 6 (17.65%) BYOD
3 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
1 11 (32.35%) zOS
2 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) AIX
3 6 (17.65%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) MVS
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) OS/390
5 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Stress Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) Project Management
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) ETL
6 1 (2.94%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.94%) System Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.94%) High Availability
6 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) COBOL
2 17 (50.00%) JCL
3 7 (20.59%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) SELCOPY
5 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.94%) REXX
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) CA Endevor
2 3 (8.82%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (5.88%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (5.88%) Control-M
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) IBM
2 16 (47.06%) CA
3 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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