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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 562 545 553
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing VSAM 17 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.023% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.072% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Average daily rate
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£330 £195 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -44.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £224 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £230 £375
% change year-on-year
+41.30% -38.66%
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
16397 15364 16430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.08% 31.85% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10189 9700 9744
Average daily rate £420 £420 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 603 816
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.90 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -26.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.29 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
London +11 8 £330 +69.23% 1
North West - 3 £600 -
South East - 3 £300 -
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 21 (80.77%) Mainframe
2 20 (76.92%) COBOL
3 19 (73.08%) CICS
4 18 (69.23%) JCL
5 16 (61.54%) DB2
6 10 (38.46%) zOS
6 10 (38.46%) Finance
7 9 (34.62%) IBM
8 7 (26.92%) DataStage
9 6 (23.08%) MQSeries
9 6 (23.08%) Banking
10 5 (19.23%) Middleware
11 4 (15.38%) CA
11 4 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
11 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (11.54%) Pentaho
12 3 (11.54%) General Ledger
12 3 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (11.54%) SQL
12 3 (11.54%) ITIL
12 3 (11.54%) AIX
12 3 (11.54%) Solaris
12 3 (11.54%) Linux
13 2 (7.69%) UNIX
13 2 (7.69%) Web Services
13 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
13 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
13 2 (7.69%) RACF
13 2 (7.69%) ISPF
13 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 19 (73.08%) CICS
2 6 (23.08%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (61.54%) DB2
2 7 (26.92%) DataStage
3 3 (11.54%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (3.85%) Easytrieve
4 1 (3.85%) IDMS
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
1 5 (19.23%) Administrator
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Mainframe Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) DB2 Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Design Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Data Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) ISPF
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 21 (80.77%) Mainframe
2 4 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (7.69%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) zOS
2 3 (11.54%) AIX
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (7.69%) System Testing
2 2 (7.69%) Time Management
2 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.85%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (3.85%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.85%) ETL
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) COBOL
2 18 (69.23%) JCL
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.85%) NATURAL
5 1 (3.85%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 4 (15.38%) CA
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle