The table below looks at the prevalence of the term VSAM in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 406 421 416
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing VSAM 9 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.044% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.12% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
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£330 £195 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -40.00%
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
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8792 9436 9788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.98% 37.60% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5970 6522 6621
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 177 257
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

VSAM Jobs Demand Trend in London

VSAM
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

VSAM Daily Rate Trend in London

VSAM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VSAM within the London region over the 3 months to 16 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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VSAM
England

VSAM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (91.67%) Mainframe
2 10 (83.33%) CICS
3 9 (75.00%) zOS
3 9 (75.00%) JCL
4 7 (58.33%) COBOL
4 7 (58.33%) DB2
5 6 (50.00%) MQSeries
6 4 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (33.33%) Middleware
7 2 (16.67%) RACF
7 2 (16.67%) ISPF
7 2 (16.67%) Clustering
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
8 1 (8.33%) IBM
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (8.33%) DataStage
8 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
8 1 (8.33%) CA
8 1 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (8.33%) UNIX
8 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 1 (8.33%) ETL
8 1 (8.33%) Banking
8 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Dutch Language
8 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (8.33%) IDMS
8 1 (8.33%) Change Data Capture

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (83.33%) CICS
2 6 (50.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) DataStage
2 1 (8.33%) IDMS
2 1 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Mainframe Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) ISPF
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) zOS
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
1 1 (8.33%) ETL
1 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JCL
2 7 (58.33%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) Assembly Language
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) CA