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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 539 524 499
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs citing VSAM 17 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.013% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.043% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
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£475 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.56% +8.66%
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
14088 13956 12666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.50% 31.38% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 8772 7701
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 575 753
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 - 7 £475 - 2
London +6 5 £413 +17.85% 3
East Midlands - 3 £335 - 1
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 34 (89.47%) CICS
1 34 (89.47%) Mainframe
2 32 (84.21%) COBOL
3 25 (65.79%) JCL
4 19 (50.00%) Finance
5 18 (47.37%) IBM
6 17 (44.74%) DB2
7 12 (31.58%) Middleware
7 12 (31.58%) DataStage
8 9 (23.68%) zOS
8 9 (23.68%) UNIX
8 9 (23.68%) Linux
8 9 (23.68%) MQSeries
9 8 (21.05%) AIX
9 8 (21.05%) Solaris
9 8 (21.05%) CA
10 7 (18.42%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (15.79%) OMEGAMON
11 6 (15.79%) Banking
11 6 (15.79%) SQL
12 5 (13.16%) ITIL
12 5 (13.16%) REXX
12 5 (13.16%) Assembly Language
12 5 (13.16%) Easytrieve
12 5 (13.16%) CA Endevor
12 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (13.16%) Pentaho
13 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 4 (10.53%) MS Excel

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 34 (89.47%) CICS
2 9 (23.68%) MQSeries
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) DB2
2 12 (31.58%) DataStage
3 5 (13.16%) Easytrieve
3 5 (13.16%) Pentaho
4 3 (7.89%) Adabas
5 2 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Toad
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Technical Architect
3 7 (18.42%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Technical Design Leader
4 5 (13.16%) Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Mainframe Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Technical Design Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Programmer
5 4 (10.53%) Mainframe Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Lead Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Mainframe Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Middleware
2 4 (10.53%) ISPF
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 2 (5.26%) XML
3 2 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 34 (89.47%) Mainframe
2 7 (18.42%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) UNIX
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
1 9 (23.68%) zOS
2 8 (21.05%) AIX
2 8 (21.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL
1 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (10.53%) Change Management
2 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Analytics
4 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.63%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (2.63%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 32 (84.21%) COBOL
2 25 (65.79%) JCL
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Assembly Language
4 5 (13.16%) REXX
5 3 (7.89%) NATURAL
5 3 (7.89%) SELCOPY
6 2 (5.26%) Java
6 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (13.16%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) IBM
2 8 (21.05%) CA
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Splunk
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago