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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 549 543 509
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -34
Contract jobs citing VSAM 19 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.013% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.040% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
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£475 £333 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+50.79% -
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
14886 15119 12892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.43% 31.64% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9167 9418 7949
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.47% -2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 613 667
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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
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 March 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 - 12 £475 -
London +6 6 £425 +21.42%
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
South East - - - -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 32 (91.43%) CICS
2 28 (80.00%) Mainframe
3 26 (74.29%) COBOL
4 21 (60.00%) IBM
4 21 (60.00%) Finance
5 16 (45.71%) JCL
5 16 (45.71%) DB2
6 13 (37.14%) CA
7 12 (34.29%) UNIX
8 11 (31.43%) DataStage
9 10 (28.57%) Linux
10 9 (25.71%) AIX
10 9 (25.71%) Solaris
11 8 (22.86%) Middleware
11 8 (22.86%) zOS
12 7 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (17.14%) REXX
14 5 (14.29%) SQL
14 5 (14.29%) ITIL
14 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 5 (14.29%) Assembly Language
14 5 (14.29%) MQSeries
14 5 (14.29%) Change Management
14 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (14.29%) Easytrieve
14 5 (14.29%) CA Endevor
14 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (11.43%) Pentaho
15 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
15 4 (11.43%) ISPF

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (91.43%) CICS
2 5 (14.29%) MQSeries
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) DB2
2 11 (31.43%) DataStage
3 5 (14.29%) Easytrieve
4 4 (11.43%) Pentaho
5 2 (5.71%) Big Data
5 2 (5.71%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Toad
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Programmer
3 7 (20.00%) Technical Design Leader
4 6 (17.14%) Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Lead Architect
5 5 (14.29%) Mainframe Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Technical Design Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (8.57%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.57%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) ISPF
3 2 (5.71%) jQuery
3 2 (5.71%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) UNIX
2 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 9 (25.71%) AIX
3 9 (25.71%) Solaris
4 8 (22.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
1 5 (14.29%) Change Management
1 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.71%) Analytics
3 2 (5.71%) Stress Testing
3 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) COBOL
2 16 (45.71%) JCL
3 6 (17.14%) REXX
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) Assembly Language
5 3 (8.57%) SELCOPY
6 2 (5.71%) NATURAL
6 2 (5.71%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) CA Endevor
2 2 (5.71%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) IBM
2 13 (37.14%) CA
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Splunk