The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSAM 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.47% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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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
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
139 61 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.40% 23.11% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 22 48
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £183 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £344 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.03% -61.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £10.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £32.65 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VSAM across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VSAM across the Lancashire region.

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

VSAM
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
VSAM
North West

VSAM
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Easytrieve
2 1 (50.00%) IBM

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) COBOL
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM