The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
Rank 410 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VSAM 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.026% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £398
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7575 7114 8747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.28% 32.90% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5333 4964 5862
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
VSAM
England

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) ISPF
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 3 (75.00%) zOS
3 2 (50.00%) MVS
3 2 (50.00%) RACF
3 2 (50.00%) JCL
3 2 (50.00%) DB2
3 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (50.00%) REXX
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) SELCOPY
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) BASE24
4 1 (25.00%) Tandem
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) SMS
4 1 (25.00%) Toad
4 1 (25.00%) Control-M
4 1 (25.00%) CA

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Architect
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 2 (50.00%) MVS
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) REXX
1 2 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) SELCOPY
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Control-M
1 1 (25.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) CA