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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 616 595 593
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing VSAM 3 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.006% 0.069% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.018% 0.21% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 23 9
Median daily rate £260 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £445 £325
% change year-on-year
-41.57% +36.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16684 17374 17197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.45% 33.41% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10865 11025 10531
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 742 757
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.21 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the England region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West 0 1 £260 -42.22% 2
Yorkshire -2 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
VSAM
UK

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VSAM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 13 (92.86%) DB2
2 12 (85.71%) COBOL
2 12 (85.71%) Mainframe
3 11 (78.57%) CICS
4 10 (71.43%) JCL
5 9 (64.29%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
8 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
8 2 (14.29%) IMS/DB
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) MySQL
8 2 (14.29%) Validation
8 2 (14.29%) ETL
8 2 (14.29%) IBM
8 2 (14.29%) Java
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) Unix
9 1 (7.14%) Linux
9 1 (7.14%) Python
9 1 (7.14%) MS Access
9 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
9 1 (7.14%) MS Office
9 1 (7.14%) SAP
9 1 (7.14%) SOAP
9 1 (7.14%) .NET
9 1 (7.14%) C

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (78.57%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Pig
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ENOVIA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) IMS/DB
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) DataStage
3 1 (7.14%) Easytrieve
3 1 (7.14%) Essbase
3 1 (7.14%) HBase
3 1 (7.14%) Impala
3 1 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (7.14%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ChangeMan
1 1 (7.14%) Fiddler
1 1 (7.14%) Firebug
1 1 (7.14%) JMeter
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) The Grinder
1 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
1 9 (64.29%) Mainframe Developer
2 6 (42.86%) COBOL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Java Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Expert
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Ajax
1 1 (7.14%) Java EE
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) Blog
2 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (14.29%) ETL
1 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) MapReduce
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
2 1 (7.14%) PLM
2 1 (7.14%) Product Management
2 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) COBOL
2 10 (71.43%) JCL
3 2 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Scala
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Flume
1 1 (7.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) CA Endevor
1 1 (7.14%) Control-M
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
3 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
3 1 (7.14%) Calypso
3 1 (7.14%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) Unisys