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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VSAM over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Storage Access Method (VSAM)
England / London
Rank - 414 408
Contract jobs citing VSAM 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.005% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.014% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £325 £475
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6627 7393 7527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.26% 34.48% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4595 5187 5225
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 121 143
Median hourly rate £25.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.18 £36.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +25.22%

VSAM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing VSAM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for VSAM.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) CICS
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
2 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

VSAM
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 3 (100.00%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 2 (66.67%) Adabas
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Adabas Natural Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Environment Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JCL
2 2 (66.67%) NATURAL
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM