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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 584 575 573
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing VSAM 12 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.038% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.078% 0.12% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 2
Average daily rate £325 £475 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £400 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £525 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £475 £315
% change year-on-year
-34.21% +50.79%
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
15327 14891 14927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.48% 31.62% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10014 9364 9160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 641 629
Average hourly rate £21.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 East - 6 £325 -
South East +17 2 - -
London +2 1 £425 - 3
East Midlands -15 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (90.63%) Mainframe
2 26 (81.25%) CICS
3 23 (71.88%) JCL
4 19 (59.38%) COBOL
5 18 (56.25%) Finance
5 18 (56.25%) ISPF
6 16 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 16 (50.00%) IBM
7 15 (46.88%) DB2
8 13 (40.63%) SSL
8 13 (40.63%) CA
8 13 (40.63%) Banking
9 11 (34.38%) REXX
10 10 (31.25%) zOS
10 10 (31.25%) Assembly Language
10 10 (31.25%) Easytrieve
10 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
10 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
10 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET
10 10 (31.25%) C#
10 10 (31.25%) C++
10 10 (31.25%) Perl
10 10 (31.25%) VBA
10 10 (31.25%) .NET
10 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (31.25%) Micro Focus
10 10 (31.25%) CLIST
11 9 (28.13%) Linux
11 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (25.00%) FTP

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (81.25%) CICS
2 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (18.75%) Apache
3 6 (18.75%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) SSL
2 8 (25.00%) FTP
3 6 (18.75%) WinSCP
4 2 (6.25%) SMS
5 1 (3.13%) SNA
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) DB2
2 10 (31.25%) Easytrieve
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (18.75%) MS Access
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.25%) Big Data
4 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) Adabas
5 1 (3.13%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 6 (18.75%) Eclipse
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Applications Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (9.38%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Mainframe Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) CICS Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) COBOL Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Development Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) ISPF
2 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) Middleware
4 2 (6.25%) Java EE
4 2 (6.25%) Java EE 5
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.13%) APPC
5 1 (3.13%) EntireX
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (90.63%) Mainframe
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (21.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (6.25%) AS400
4 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.25%) Tandem
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) zOS
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) MVS
3 7 (21.88%) Unix
4 6 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Data Governance
4 2 (6.25%) Data Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.25%) EAI
4 2 (6.25%) Information Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (6.25%) Master Data Management
4 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Use Case
5 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 23 (71.88%) JCL
2 19 (59.38%) COBOL
3 11 (34.38%) REXX
4 10 (31.25%) Assembly Language
4 10 (31.25%) C#
4 10 (31.25%) C++
4 10 (31.25%) CLIST
4 10 (31.25%) Perl
4 10 (31.25%) VBA
5 8 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
3 2 (6.25%) CA Endevor
4 1 (3.13%) Control-M
4 1 (3.13%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) IBM
2 13 (40.63%) CA
3 10 (31.25%) Micro Focus
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Teradata
6 1 (3.13%) HP