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 26 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank - - 31
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
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 - - -
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
134 88 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.75% 33.33% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 53 36
Average daily rate £400 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Average hourly rate £20.35 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.61 £15.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £34.00 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) CICS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared